This article was written in the early stages of the present war.
Unfortunately for technical reasons its publication was delayed. It
gives an interesting perspective as it was written by Marxists in
Turkey, a country closely involved in what is unfolding in Iraq.
On November 20, two explosions devastated the offices of HSBC, a
British-based bank, and the British consulate in a busy part of
Istanbul. Marxists utterly condemn this brutal and barbarous act of
terrorism. It cannot be justified on any political grounds. It does not
help the people of Iraq. It does not strike a blow against world
imperialism. It will not weaken the Turkish state. On the contrary. It
plays directly into the hands of the state and imperialism.
On March 1, Ankara witnessed two important events. While as a result of
the dirty haggles between the government and the US, parliament was
negotiating the government petition for a permit to allow US troops on
to Turkish soil, there were tens of thousands of workers and youth in
the streets of Ankara shouting no to war in Iraq. From Turkish Marxist
website Marksist Tutum.