After 200 days of incomparable historical resistance, the hunger strikes in Kurdistan, Turkey and Europe have been declared over today (May 26, 2019). We send our warmest revolutionary greetings to all comrades who took part in the hunger strike and the many resistance actions and congratulate the free peoples on this victory.Continue reading With the spirit of the hunger strikers to the end of Turkish fascism
“Today, the policy of isolation against Mr Öcalan is imposed not only on him but — in his personage — on society as a whole. Isolation is a crime against humanity. I am starting an indefinite hunger strike to protest against Mr Öcalan’s isolation. I won’t be defending myself in court from now on. I will continue to protest until the judiciary has ended its illegal decisions and until this isolationist policy has ended. If necessary, I will lead this protest to the death.”Continue reading #Turkey: Leyla Güven, solidarity and liberation: Why the hunger strike is a women’s issue?
Istanbul: As Genç İşçi Derneği (Young Workers Associtation), we were in 2019 May Day protests in Bakırköy. We raise black and red pancard on which the sentence of Lorenzo; “Every storm starts with a single raindrop”. As a memory of anarchist comrade Lorenzo who had been murdered in Rojava, we use his sentence to raise the anger of the young workers.Continue reading #DAF: May Day 2019 in #Istanbul
The owners of the Belgrade Maksim Caffe Lounge Bar are currently receiving threats from the Serbian police as well as Turkish authorities to close down the café due to its alleged perpetuation of ‘terrorist activities’.Continue reading #Turkey’s ‘purge’ spreads to #Serbia as police threatens a Kurdish owned café
As political repression continues to increase in Turkey amidst a widespread economic crisis, the current situation under the autocratic Erdogan regime has important implications for the current in Rojava as well as the ongoing Syrian conflict. We republish this interview with Turkey-based anarchist organization Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) [@DAFaaliyet] from October 2018 to give insight into the current situation. The interview was conducted by a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) of Ireland.Continue reading Between Erdogan and #Rojava: Interview with Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF) in Turkey
Following Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he is withdrawing US troops from Syria, we’ve received the following message from an anarchist in Rojava, spelling out what this means for the region and what the stakes are on a global scale. For background, consult our earlier articles, “Understanding the Kurdish Resistance” and “The Struggle Is not for Martyrdom but for Life.”Continue reading The Threat to #Rojava – An Anarchist in Syria Speaks on the Real Meaning of Trump’s Withdrawal
Istanbul, Turkish territory: Young Workers Association (GIDER) participated in the protests against the economic crisis. GIDER walked with a pancard written “You are Crisis, We are Liberation”.Continue reading #Istanbul: Young Workers Association’s in the streets Against Economic Crisis
Istanbul, Kadıköy : High schoolers,which made action against school reports and exams in June with the statement, “School reports are yours, future is ours!”, were taken into custody with torture. 10 high schoolers were taken into custody, including activists of Highschool Anarchist Action(LAF) High school students are calling to come to the Kartal Anadolu Courthouse C Door on December 25, 9:00am to support arrested students.Continue reading #Istanbul: High Schoolers Distributing Leaflets Against ‘Torture Custodies by Police’ Were Taken Into Custody
Three women attempting to reach Europe were found dead with their necks slashed close to the border of Turkey and Greece.
As repression keeps mounting in Turkey amidst a generalised economic crisis, we had the chance of discussing with a member of Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (DAF), a Turkish anarchist organisation, the current situation under Ergogan and its implications in the ongoing Syrian conflict and the new balance of power which is being created out of this civil war. Their perspectives are of interest to militants everywhere in the Globe.