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In solidarity with sendika.org of turkey

Since the violent crackdown on the Gezi Park-Taksim Square occupation of 2013, Erdogan and the AKP government of turkey have sought by almost every means to silence dissent in the country: from the persecution of those who participated in the … Continue reading

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Turkey: Meydan anarchists: “we are being cornered”

Late last month the editor of Meydan anarchist newspaper in Istanbul was sentenced to a year and three months in prison for “supporting terror,” the latest in a string of attempts by the Turkish State to shut down dissenting voices against … Continue reading

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In solidarity: Editor of turkish anarchist paper jailed for “terror propaganda”

From Freedom News … The editor of Meydan Gazette in Istanbul was jailed for a year and three months on December 22nd for “propagandising the methods of a terror organisation” in a free-speech case which dragged on for nearly a … Continue reading

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Orhan Pamuk: “Why didn’t I become an architect?”

(All photographs by Ara Güler) As a sort of envoi  for our series “Struggles for space“, we share below a short but rich reflection on the impossibility of architecture, by the turkish writer Orhan Pamuk; an envoi which could just … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: For Hande Kader

Amid the violent and often murderous repression in turkey against dissidence, against leftist political militants, ethnic and religious minorities, intellectuals, journalists, academics, LGBT activists also find themselves targeted by public authorities and para-State political and religious groups. On the 8th … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s turkey: The government of fear and terror

In the wake of the failed coup attempt in turkey on the night of the 15th of July, Erdogan and his AKP government has unleashed the only weapon by which he rules those who fall outside his religious-nationalist ambitions, fear … Continue reading

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Terror against autonomy: Turkey

Photographs by Ilyas Akengin Varto, Semdinli, Cizre, Nusaybin, Beytussebap, Bismil, Silvan, Tusba, Sirnak, Gever, Derik, Silopi, Diyarbakir: these are names of martyred towns and villages of eastern, largely kurdish, turkey.  They mark points in a cartography of terror carried out … Continue reading

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When the state massacres its own: Ankara, Turkey

Over 100 people were murdered, and well over 200 wounded, in a bomb attack against a peace demonstration in Ankara on the 10th of October.  However the turkish government proclaims loudly that ISIS is the principal suspect, it cannot hide … Continue reading

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Understanding the kurdish resistance: From Crimethinc

In the continuing concern to diffuse testimonials and analyses of the kurdish effort at creating autonomous forms of local democracy in the rojava region and the parallel resistance to ISIS, and now the more general resistance to the turkish state’s … Continue reading

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A war against autonomy: Turkey

“Yesterday Kobane, today Cizre” could be read among the slogans carried in a solidarity protest with the kurdish cause in Paris last Thursday, September 10.  As in other european cities, the protest was called to denounce the the ongoing military … Continue reading

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