Turkey

Support anarchist resistance in Turkey!

The anarchist movement in Turkey is a growing, vibrant, and strong force. Just a few small collectives and papers ten years ago, anarchists are now organized across Turkey and North Kurdistan. With their increasing impact and visibility, anarchists have now become a target of repression as Turkey has slid into war and dictatorship. The Black […]

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Freedom at Sunset: Rojava’s Revolution in Syria

You’ve probably never heard of a place called Rojava . It’s in northern Syria, and its name means both ‘West’ and ‘Sunset’ in Kurdish. If you don’t know who the Kurds are, they’re a people whose homeland is divided by the national borders of Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. You may have seen Syria on […]

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End the male-state violence!: Statement from Anarchist Women on sexual abuse law

Statement from the organization Anarchist Women on the “sexual abuse” bill proposed by the governing AK Party in Turkey, which was recently withdrawn after mass protests from women. Among other things, the bill would have pardoned men who raped underage girls if the girls married their rapists. As the AKP is currently ruling through de-facto dictatorship, having […]

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Turkey: The Coup is the State, the Revolution is Liberty!

We publish this statement on the political situation in Turkey following the attempted military coup written by the revolutionary Anarchist organization, DAF (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet). The group publishes a monthly newspaper Meydan and is active across Turkey and the Kurdistan region in the sectors of youth, women, labor, ecology and the autonomous Kurdish struggle. This translated statement has […]

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The Coup in Turkey: Tyranny against tyranny does not make freedom

By Morgan Presta of the Rojava Solidarity Commission of Black Rose/Rosa Negra UPDATE: The coup attempt appears to have been defeated by the government. We can expect that the following months will see in increase in strength for the AKP’s base that came into the streets out to support Erdogan tonight, and an even stronger […]

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Kurdish Resistance Against the Curfews in Bakur: An Overview and an Anarchist Message

From a comrade in Turkey: After the stalling of the peace process between the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Kurdish freedom movement (in short, the KFM, which supports the legal political party called the People’s Democratic Party [HDP]),  a new phase of oppression has begun through the imposition of draconian curfews. According to […]

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MURDERER STATE: Statements on the Ankara massacre

We have witnessed the heaviest attack of Turkish history. We had attended the rally on the 10th of October, which was called by the unions and participated in by the revolutionary and democratic organisations, to say “No to the War Between Nations, No to Peace Between Classes”. We lost hundreds of our people and our comrade Ali […]

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Massacre at the “Labor, Democracy and Peace Meeting” in Ankara

This is a statement from Revolutionary Anarchist Action on today’s bombing attack on the pro-Kurdish peace rally in Ankara, Turkey, which has so far killed more than 80 activists:   CAN’T BE FORGOTTEN, CAN’T BE FORGIVEN Today, on the 10th of October, the “Labor, Democracy and Peace Meeting” that was organized by various unions, associations […]

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Demonstration in Los Angeles Against Turkey’s New War

Since the ISIS suicide bombing in Suruc, Turkey, of a delegation of Turkish revolutionaries going to help the reconstruction of Kobane in Kurdish Syria, the Turkish government has started a new US-supported “war on terror” that perversely targets the same people and movements that were victims of ISIS terror, while leaving the murderous right-wing jihadist […]

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Police raid teachers union in Ankara, Turkey

Black Rose / Rosa Negra is publishing this news summary as a notice to our friends and comrades who are members of teachers’ unions in the United States about the brutal war-mongering activities of the Turkish state and their repression of the segments of the labor movement that have been in solidarity with Rojava and […]

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