Turkey: From failed military coup to authoritarian purge

By Y. FIKRET KAYALI  A significant section of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) attempted to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP (Justice and Development Party) government on the night of July 15-16. Over 265 people died in fighting. It was a serious putsch attempt, which came very close to success, but was thwarted.…

Revolt spreads in Turkey

By YASIN KAYA — ANKARA — “This is just the beginning, the struggle will continue!” This is the slogan now echoing through the streets and parks of Istanbul, Ankara, and many other Turkish cities. As we reported in last month’s Socialist Action, the anti-government riot that was a response to the police brutality against those protesting…