To all workers, working people, oppressed nations, brothers and sisters, May Day is approaching, the international day of unity, struggle and solidarity of the working class, the day when we raise our demands on the streets against capitalist exploitation and… Read More ›
Statement of the Labour Party (Turkey): We Condemn the Attacks on Syria Initiated by the US, Britain, and France
Originally published in Evrensel (4/15/2018) Translation by Evrensel staff. In the early hours of Saturday, 14th April, the US, British and French warplanes and missiles hit Syria. These attacks had no justification. Imperialist powers once again attacked another country without… Read More ›
Imperialist Infighting in Syria and the Fall of Afrin
Originally published in Evrensel (03/21/2018) Translation by Everensal staff. By Yusuf Karatas The struggle for hegemony in Syria – between the US and Russia – is becoming clearer in cities such as Afrin, Gutha, Idlib and Deir er-Zor. Perhaps, I should start with what… Read More ›
Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP) Chair Selma Gürkan: Discussion on Unity Should be Focused on Demands
Originally published in Evrensel (03/21/2018) Translation by Everensal staff. We talked about the 2019 elections and the discussions on alliances with the Labour Party (EMEP) Chairwoman Selma Gürkan. AKP [The Justice and Development Party] and MHP [Nationalist Movement Party] declared… Read More ›
Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP): Stop the Jerusalem Provocation!
Stop the Jerusalem Provocation! US President Donald Trump announced that he would relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem, officially recognising the city as the capital of Israel. This is a serious provocation. It will cause new conflicts in the Middle… Read More ›
Claims and Facts About the Right of Nations to Self-determination
Published in Evrensel, 23 October 2017. Reprinted with permission. Claims and facts about the right of nations to self-determination, following the independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia. Arif KOŞAR Following the independence referendums in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia, the right… Read More ›
Statement Of Labour Party (Turkey) on Hamma Hammami’s security and Radia Nasravi’s hunger strike
Hamma Hammami’s security must be ensured and Radia Nasravi’s hunger strike should be ended. Bodyguards of Hamma Hammami were removed by the Tunisian government. Hammami is the spokesperson for the Peoples’ Front in Tunisia and he has been receiving death… Read More ›
“Here in the very belly of imperialism, you have comrades”: National Spokesperson for the American Party of Labor (APL), Alfonso Casal, spoke to Evrensel
Alfonso Casal, National Spokesperson for the American Party of Labor, spoke to Evrensel about the APL and the U.S. policies. We are in the years when the imperialists’ rivalry to grab the share of the international scene has accelerated, and… Read More ›
Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP): No To ‘One Man, One Party Dictatorship’!
18 May 2017 Call from EMEP Party Central Executive Committee No to ‘one man, one party dictatorship’! Let’s unite our forces and raise the struggle for a democratic constitution and a Parliament!… Following the referendum of 16 April 2017, in… Read More ›
EMEP: It Will Not Be Over Until The People Say So – The Struggle For a Democratic Turkey Will Rise Everywhere!
PRESS RELEASE 21 April 2017 IT WILL NOT BE OVER UNTIL THE PEOPLE SAY SO THE STRUGGLE FOR A DEMOCRATIC TURKEY WILL RISE EVERYWHERE! A historic referandum on the way the country will be governed has been stained by… Read More ›
Interview with ‘Evrensel’ Editor-in-Chief Fatih Polat
A socialist newspaper that was born at the struggle of the working class of Turkey: Evrensel “The labour is universal” – The main slogan of a working class newspaper in Turkey. The Evrensel Newspaper (The Universal) is the daily newspaper… Read More ›
Hayatin Sesi TV Has Been Blacked Out… Ww Won’t Be Silenced Or Toe The Line!
Hayatin Sesi TV was blacked out arbitrarily on Wednesday, September 28 without prior formal notice. Following our inquiries, TURKSAT the satellite broadcast company stated verbally that the company stopped our broadcast in line with the instructions given by a government… Read More ›
EMEP: Withdraw from Syria for the War to End!
The shelling of Jarablus targeting ISIS, following the attack on a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep that took 54 lives, show that the government have not learnt anything from the outcomes of its policy on Syria. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş… Read More ›
Press Release of Labor Party (Turkey) On Recent Developments
The people’s choice is not one between a military coup or the one-man, one-party dictatorship. The answer is the protection of democratic rights and political freedoms; the struggle for a people’s democracy. The mainstream political landscape in Turkey is littered with… Read More ›
Statement of the Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP) on the Shooting Down of a Russian Warplane by Turkey
Imperialists should withdraw from the area! A Russian warplane was shot down within Syrian borders by Turkey near Antakya-Yayladağı. The President and government representatives have claimed that the Russian warplane had breached Turkish borders for 17 seconds and that the… Read More ›