This is an interview with an Internationalist Communist from Turkey
active in the trade union movement, in which she describes the
situation of brutal repression facing worker activists in Turkey and
the effects of the recent economic crisis on the labour movement.
This article was sent to us by a group of Internationalist Communist
from Turkey. It analyses the role of Turkey on the international scene,
the economic crisis affecting the country, how the Turkish bourgeoisie
is trying to drag itself out of this crisis and the repercussions this
has on its home and foreign policy.
This a report from Turkey on the May Day celebrations. Despite
intimidation from the state, and the fact that May 1 was a working day,
the demonstrations in many cities were larger than in previous years.
From a geopolitical point of view Turkey has an important strategic
position, not only for imperialism, but also for the world proletarian
revolution. Quite significant economic and industrial development has
been made particularly since the 60’s and this process has enormously
strengthened the proletariat. Of course, in comparison to the big
European countries, the basis of Turkish capitalism remains relatively
weak and unstable. The rotten and corrupt Turkish bourgeoisie has not
been able to solve any of the fundamental problems of society. This
article looks at the current situation in Turkey, and the tasks facing
Turkey's political establishment has been stunned by the landslide
election victory of the moderate Islamic Justice and Development Party,
the AKP. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the former mayor of Istanbul who leads
the party, won a crushing victory in Sunday's election. None of the
parties that went into parliament at the last elections have survived.
This dramatic turnaround is an expression of the anger, frustration and
disgust of the masses with the corrupt and degenerate bourgeois
parties, which have ruled Turkey for the last four years. However their
experience of an AKP government will be a bitter lesson for them. This
is another bourgeois party that will do nothing for the Turkish masses.
The scene is being set for the intervention of the masses on the