Tag Archives: Erdogan

Turkey | Humiliating defeat for Erdoğan in local elections: the working class punishes the government for the economic crisis

Erdoğan’s AKP government in Turkey has suffered a humiliating defeat at the local elections in Turkey. The working class has punished Erdoğan’s government for the deep economic crisis in the form of a stagflation that has gripped the country for the last six months and promises to cause even further damage for the labouring population for the foreseeable future.

Turkey | Hagia Sophia might be reverted to a mosque, Erdogan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday voiced the possibility of reverting the Hagia Sophia, which has been used as a museum since 1935 and is considered one of the world’s wonders, to a mosque.

«This is not unlikely. We might even change its name to Ayasofya Mosque,» Erdoğan said during a live interview with Turkish broadcaster TGRT.

Turkey | Turkey’s attack on Rojava resuscitates ISIS

The Turkish state’s hostility towards the Kurdish people and its threats against Rojava continue. On December 12, 2018, the Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, during his speech at a meeting with the defense industry, declared the following: “Whilst we issued our warnings concerning the east of the Euphrates, we were also engaged in preparations. We will start the operation to clear the east of the Euphrates from separatist terrorists in a few days.”

Turkey | Shift in Military Alliances: America Declares War on Turkey? #NATOExit?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

A major and far-reaching shift in military alliances is unfolding.

While Turkey is still “officially” a member of NATO, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been developing “friendly relations” with two of America’s staunchest enemies, namely Iran and Russia. (see image right). 

Turkey | New drama: Turkey’s state theatre freedoms curbed under presidential system

by Ece Goksedef

For nearly 70 years, Turkey’s state-funded theatre has trained the country’s most famous actors and actresses and brought affordable plays, dancing and opera to the public.

In the past, when politicians tried to interfere in Turkish State Theatres’ productions – to complain about a scene or call for certain writers to be avoided — the organisation has been free to push back and was legally protected from any enforcement.