Middle East

Syria: Erdogan's manoeuvre backfires

Written by Fred Weston and Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 27 November 2015

putin-and-obamaAs we have stated previously, the downing of a Russian jet in Syria by the Turkish military was clearly a provocation on the part of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His aim was to stop an alliance being formed between Russia and the West in Syria. He has achieved the opposite with Turkey now more isolated and the major world powers coming closer to each other while Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been elbowed to one side.


The Turkish provocation: Will it lead to War?

Written by Alan Woods Tuesday, 24 November 2015

plane-crashThis morning the Turkish military shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria. It is unclear so far whether it was ground fire or Turkish jets that brought down the Russian plane. But that is a mere detail. What is quite clear is that this was a blatant provocation by the Turkish ruling clique.


Turkey: How did Erdoğan win the elections?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Thursday, 05 November 2015

erdoganOn Sunday, the party of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the AK Party, won a comfortable majority in Turkey’s parliament. To many of the thousands of radicalised youth and workers this came as a huge shock. How could this blatant murderer and aspiring despot get the support of large sections of the population?


Palestinian youth revolt could trigger a new Intifada

Written by Francesco Merli Thursday, 22 October 2015

israel-palestine-flagOver the past few weeks international media have reported on growing tensions and daily violence escalating in Palestine and Israel, but they have focussed mainly on the spate of desperate knife attacks by Palestinian youth randomly targeting ordinary Israelis while waiting at bus stops, transiting in public spaces or walking on the streets of Jerusalem and other towns.


Turkey: Thousands take to the street as crisis of the regime deepens

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Monday, 12 October 2015

istanbul-after-ankara-bombingFollowing Saturday's heinous terrorist attack, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the biggest mass movement since the Gezi Park movement of 2013. But quite contrary to the intentions of the attack, it seems to have isolated the crisis-ridden Erdogan regime even more.


Turkey terror attack: The State did it! Organise a revolutionary uprising to overthrown the Erdogan regime!

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Saturday, 10 October 2015

ankara-terror-attackAt least 98 people have been killed by two explosions in the largest terror attack in Turkish history, hundreds more have been wounded. This is a clear continuation of the campaign of terror against leftist forces in Turkey, but it has triggered a backlash as tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against the government and their thugs.


NATO, Russia and the Syrian inferno: The impotence of imperialism

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 09 October 2015

putin-and-obamaIt is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. (Shakespeare. Macbeth, Act 5)


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