Turkey

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Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
As Turkey Bombed Anti-ISIS Fighters, It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to 2016 Candidates
Fang, Lee
Article
2015
On July 24, 2015, Turkey launched a massive military campaign that included sweeping attacks against Kurdish forces as well as minor strikes on Islamic State positions south of Turkey’s border. Just f...
Connexions Library: Middle East Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
The Death of a Reporter
Prashad, Vijay
Unclassified
2014
Serena Shim, who leaves behind a family that includes her two young children, found herself chasing the truth in a highly charged situation.
Der Zor Diary: A Pilgrimage To The Killing Fields of the Armenian Genocide
Kasbarian, Lucine
Article
2010
The Der Zor desert -- the most infamous of the killings fields in the premeditated extermination of the Armenian people carried out by the Turkish government beginning in 1915.
Erdogan is Strengthened by the Failed Coup, But Turkey is the Loser
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2016
Looks into the impact of the recent (2016) coup attempt in Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's counter-coup.
Facts Back Russia on Turkish Attack
Porter, Gareth
Article
2015
Turkey claims its November 24, 2015 shoot-down of a Russian warplane along the Syrian border was justified -- and the Obama administration is publicly siding with its NATO ally -- but a review of the ...
From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage
Mather, Yasmine
Article
2014
When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of ...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
Hypocrisy Reigns: Don't Forsake the Struggle
Blum, William
Article
2010
When Israel labels as "terrorists" the ship passengers who offered some resistance to the Israeli invaders, who points out that the passengers who resisted the 9-11 highjackers on the plane which cras...
International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre
Corporate Watch
Article
2016
Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far,...
Istanbul's LGBT pride march violently disbanded by police
Human Rights Watch
Article
2015
As Americans celebrate a momentous step forward for the LGBT movement, Turkish gay pride marchers were met with rubber bullets and water cannons from the police. While uncharacteristic of the police f...
Istanbul's Shameful May Day: Silencing the Masses
Dickinson, Michael
Article
2013
"I was walking through the streets of Istanbul. Smoke and tear-gas bombs were exploding everywhere and people were running, pursued by police in riot gear". I lay for a while analysing my dream. It wa...
The Junius Pamphlet: The Crisis of Social Democracy
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1916
The voting of war credits in August 1914 was a shattering moment in the life of individual socialists and of the socialist movement in Europe. Those who had worked for, and wholly believed in the abil...
Lessons from the Tekel strikes: class solidarity and ethnic (in)difference
Ates, Kadir ; Korkmaz, Toros
Article
2010
A worker puts it: “There are no differences between Kurds, Alevis, Sunnis and Turks. We have no party.”
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 12: Marx and Engels 1853 - 1854
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Articles mainly on British colonialism.
A Marxist History of the World part 66: The Ottoman Empire and the 1908 'Young Turk' Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Neil Faulkner looks at how the revolution that began in Turkey in 1908 initiated a process that would transform the middle east over the following two decades.
'Only I and my paper were prosecuted': Journalist who exposed Turkey's hospitality for jihadists
Article
2015
Jihad fighters are treated in Turkey with state complicity; Journalist Dogu Eroglu of the opposition daily BirGun (One Day) was prosecuted.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
The phantom election
Savran, Sungur
Article
2015
The author criticises the elections took place on 1 November 2015 in Turkey.The ruling party AKP took away two millon votes from the fascist party MHP, one million from HDP the predominantly Kurdish p...
Social Democracy and the National Struggles in Turkey
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1896
In foreign policy as in domestic politics, Social Democracy can adopt its own position, which in both spheres must be determined by the same standpoints, namely by the internal social conditions of th...
'Socialism in One Country' Before Stalin, and the Origins of Reactionary 'Anti-Imperialism': The Case of Turkey, 1917-1925
Goldner, Loren
Article
2009
Today's climate of "anti-imperialism" compels us to turn back to the history of such a profoundly reactionary ideology, deeply anti-working class both in the advanced and underdeveloped countries, by ...
The strategic defeat of Recep Tayyib Erdogan
Savran, Sungur
Article
2015
The author examines the causes of historic electoral defeat of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party AKP. The author emphasises the two recent events: The Gezi rebellion in Istanbul and the Kobane defenc...
The Syrianisation of Turkey
Savran, Sungur
Unclassified
2015
On 10 October 2015 hundreds of thousands people marching in the streets of Ankara in solidarity with Kurdish people and to stop the civil war were struck with two bombs, which exploded and killed a hu...
Taksim is not Tahrir—yet
Ates, Kadir
Article
2011
Much of the talk of “neoliberalism” coming from such leftist organizations is often a call for a return to state-administered enterprises under “workers’ control”, which is nothing more than bureaucra...
A Turkey Divided by Erdogan Will Become Prey to Its Enemies
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2017
What critics claim is the openly fraudulent Turkish referendum ends parliamentary democracy in the country and gives President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers. The most unexpected aspect of th...
Turkey and its Kurds at war: Recep Tayyip Erdogan's personal quest for survival
Savran, Sungur
Article
2015
Examining the ongoing civil war between the Turkish government and Kurds, focusing especially on the recent plight of Cizre, a south eastern town with a massive Kurdish population. The author criticis...
Turkey: A War of Two Coups
Savran, Sungur
Article
2016
On 15 July 2016 a huge section of the Turkish armed forces attempted to take power from the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP, came very close to its objective, but was ultimately defeate...
Turkey's Tiananmen in Context
Links, Justus
Article
2015
At 9:30 Saturday morning Turkish citizens opposed to their government’s war policies gathered at the Ankara Train Station for a demonstration organized by a broad alliance of organizations.
Turkey's Urban Uprising: The Struggle for Democracy against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression, and Tyranny
Marshall, Andrew Gavin
Article
2013
In Turkey, a wave of urban uprisings had spread across the country, involving hundreds of thousands of protesters, in dozens of cities, met with massive state repression and violence, resulting in a f...
An Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...
The Uprising in Turkey: Conservative-Neoliberal Alliance and Popular Resistance in Turkey
Mayo, Pater
Article
2013
Thousands are taking to the streets to oppose the current regime of old Islamic, anti-secularist values sitting comfortably with large scale US based Neoliberal capitalism.
What Should Be Done in Palestine: Israel Shamir's Talk at the Ankara Conference
Shamir, Israel
Article
2009
Indeed, the whole story of Palestine is a story of immigrants taking over a country. Such things happen: immigrants from Britain took over North America and Australia. This is a sad thing, but it happ...
When Deep States Collide: Turkey's Hesitancy Exposes Its Agenda
Blunden, Bill
Article
2014
It's no secret that members of the so-called coalition against ISIS have been less than enthusiastic about substantive military action as the bulk of the airstrikes so far have been executed by the Un...
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

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Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...

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Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
Embassy Row
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NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Editor of newspaper's website faces 15 years in prison
Sources News Release
2009
Journalist Aylin Duruoglu has spent nearly six months in Istanbulâ##s BakirkA#y prison on totally unfounded charges of belonging to a terrorist organisation, Reporters Without Borders said.
Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
Sources News Release
2015
At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
IFJ Condemns Murder of Turkish Editor
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists and its European regional group, the European Federation of Journalists, today condemned the killing of Cihan Hayirsevener, the editor-in-chief of a newspap...
IFJ demands immediate release of jailed Turkish journalists
Sources News Release
2016
The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) have strongly condemned the arrest of Turkish journalists.
IFJ and EFJ condemn continuing attacks against journalists in Turkey
Sources News Release
2015
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn several attacks against journalists that took place in Diyarbakir, Turkey, in the past few da...
ISIS-Turkey Links
Research Paper
Phillips, David L.
2015
Is Turkey collaborating with the Islamic State (ISIS)? Allegations range from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of medical servi...
Journalists are not Terrorists - Urgent Appeal of Life Sentences Given to Turkish Journalists
Sources News Release
2013
Journalists are not terrorists - this is the powerful message the European Federation of Journalists is sending to the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Stand Up for Journalism Day follo...
Kurdish paper distributor gunned down in southeastern Turkey
Sources News Release
2014
Kadri Bagdu's death follows a week of violent rioting sparked by fighting in a Kurdish city near the Syrian border
RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey's National Intelligence Or...
RWB calls on Turkish judiciary to drop charges against German photojournalists
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish judiciary to immediately drop all charges against the three German journalists arrested in Diyarbakir on Saturday and allow them to continue their work w...
'They know how it’s done': Turkey violated Greek airspace 2,244 times in 2014 alone
2015
Turkish claims that the downed Russian Su-24 jet "violated" its airspace have sparked outrage among Greeks, who took to social media to say it is a clear-cut case of double standards as Turkish jets b...
Turkey, enemy of the Internet?
Sources News Release
2014
The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Istanbul from 2 to 5 September. Reporters Without Borders will be there to denounce the increasing violations of freedom of information in Turk...
Turkey: EU must hold Turkish President accountable for press freedom violations
Sources News Release
2016
As arrests of journalists and media closure continue the International and the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) call on the European Union to take additional steps to hold Turkish presiden...
Turkey: Kurdish daily attacked and 32 journalists interrogated
Sources News Release
2015
The offices of the Kurdish daily newspaper Azadiya Welat and Kurdish news agency DIHA in Diyabakir (Turkey) have been attacked on 28/09/2015 by police forces and 32 journalists and media workers were ...
Turkey: Press Freedom in the grip of major crackdown following failed coup
Sources News Release
2016
An ongoing crackdown on the media in Turkey has led to the arrests of more journalists and raids on their homes. The International and the European Federation of journalists (IFJ/EFJ) today denounced ...
Turkey's parliament approves even more Internet censorship and surveillance
Sources News Release
2014
Turkey: Government agency given more power to block websites and gather user data.

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