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The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey – DISK In the wake of the 15 July coup attempt, a three-month state of emergency was declared all over Turkey in accordance with “suggestions” from the National Security Council. Declaring a state…

Turkey: Enough bloody politics

Around one hundred people died and many more were injured in an explosion that took place in Ankara, Turkey in an event with the slogan “Against War, Peace Now”. The intention of this attack was to terrorise not only those…

Murder in the “Coal” Mines

On 13th of May 2014 Turkey faced with the biggest coal mine explosion in the country’s history. It is reported that there are more than thousand mine workers trapped inside the privately owned mine and death toll rises every single…

Gezi Park and Workers

by Kıvanç Eliaçık(*) The ‘occupation’ of Taksim Gezi Park in response to the clear-cutting of trees was transformed into a country-wide, anti-government ‘movement’ due to disproportionate police violence. The ‘happening’ went into the annals of republican history as the largest-ever…