Monthly Archives: October 2016

Socialist wins in Moldovan presidential election

Igor Dodon, presidential candidate, leader of the Party of Socialists was very close to victory in recent voting in Moldova hold on Sunday. According to preliminary results he has got support of 48,25 % of voters. His main opponent Maia Sandu backed by alliance of pro-Western oligarchs was supported only by 38,42 % of voters. Contrary to pro-Western forces Dodon stays for close connections to Russia.

Turkey | Turkish left launch international solidarity campaign with Grup Yorum

On October 21 Turkish Police stormed the cultural center of the popular Turkish communist musicians Grup Yorum in Istanbul. Police trashed everything and arrested two members of the group. Since that time musicians have been arrested. The group suffered significant damage; all its musical equipment and instruments were destroyed. An initiative group of Turkish left supported by their colleges in other countries issued a statement for help and solidarity with Grup Yorum. Here is it:

USA | Chinese Spies Stole Pentagon Secrets

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Chinese spies repeatedly infiltrated U.S. national security agencies, including official email accounts, and stole U.S. secrets on Pentagon war plans for a future conflict with China, according to a forthcoming congressional commission report.

UK | Ukraine politicians’ huge cash piles exposed in reform drive

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has revealed that he and his wife possess $1.8m (£1.5m) in cash.

He was appointed in April to lead the country’s government. He also has $100,000 (£82,000) in several different bank accounts, 15 properties and a collection of 12 luxury watches.

Turkey uses emergency decree to shut down internet on 11 Kurdish cities to ‘prevent protests’

Turkey’s government on Thursday cut mobile and landline internet access in 11 cities in the southeast area of the country for the second day in a row.

The decision came after locals took the streets in protest over Diyarbakır’s co-mayors, Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı, being detained on “terrorism” charges.