Turkish revolution

Sheikh Imran N.Hosein about the Turkish protests

I do not recognize the current widespread copycat popular Turkish protests as an uprising as yet, and certainly not as a national revolution.

Opposition discontent with Erdogen's style of leadership, and with his government's effort to clothe itself with some form of Islamic legitimacy through the creeping introduction of 'cosmetic' Islam, do not make a revolution.    

The Turkish Youth Union. A message to world community

A message to world community

The peaceful demonstrations, which have been initiated on May 28,2013 with the purpose of opposing a project which foresaw the construction of a shopping mall and an army barracks in one of the most prominent parks in the city of İstanbul, Gezi Parkı, was violently suppressed by the police of the Erdoğan regime. This brutal act of the police infuriated every Turkish citizen.


Turkish revolution. An interview with Boris Nad

The revolution in Turkey is not only an internal matter of Turkey, it is part of the dramatic changes in the Middle East and is also part of global changes in the balance of power. Turkey is full of internal contradictions, but its foreign-political position, especially in the last five years, has become very schizophrenic, which is best seen in its relations with Syria and Israel. This is a consequence of Atlantic geopolitical strategy and orientation of the government of Turkey, which harbors neo-Ottoman ambitions, remaining torn between Islamic and Ataturk heritage, traditionalism and modernism, secularism and nationalism, on a deeper level between Atlantism and Euroasianism...

Turkish revolution. An interview with Manuel Ochsenreiter

The demonstrations and riots in the Turkish cities show the deep gap within the Turkish society. But is it really a „national revolution“? Right now it seems that all the groups opposing Erdogan and also his AKP party are a quite colourful mix of ideologies and ideas. There are demonstrating Turkish nationalists as well as communists; we see flags of the labour unions and many other groups. But we shouldn´t forget that Erdogan and his party never had the support of those people who are uprising now. 

Turkish revolution. An interview with James Porrazzo

Right now it is very unclear who is behind it, but our comrades like Turkish Workers Party and other Eurasianist forces are with the drive against Erdogan so I trust their judgment on the ground as to where our own support should be directed. The prospect of the globalist, capitalist and zionist enemy being driven out of control of Turkey is cause to rejoice.

Youth Union of Turkey

As you can observe from international news, there are growing waves of protests all over Turkey against AKP government which has been acting as a dictator for ten years. The resistance against fascist forces of AKP dictatorship began with the protests of the small group against destruction of the Gezi Park, only green area in Taksim. After police forces’ massive and brutal attacks to protesters, protests became widespread both in Istanbul and the rest of Turkey. These protests represent the awakening of Turkish nation to defend the right of assembly and democratic protests, freedom of express and the idea of democratic society. Last four days police forces are attacking to people with tear gas, Agent Orange and water cannon. On the other hand fascist groups who are carrying iron clubs are attacking to people brutally wherever they see a protester. 

Turkish revolution. An interview with Ali Reza Jalali

These revolts that we are witnessing in Turkey are seemingly derived from environmentalist reasons, i. d. opposition to a project that involved the destruction of a park for the construction of a shopping complex. But beneath this appearance hides a widespread discontent of a part of the Turkish population about the Erdogan’s administration; overall in recent years. This last Erdogan’s term, which began in 2011, was accompanied by wrong choices, especially in foreign policy, such as support for terrorism in two neighboring countries: Syria and Iraq. A part of the Turkish people then criticizes Erdogan for his approach, judged too one-sided and perhaps authoritarian.

Turkish revolution. An interview with Aldo Braccio

Turkey, you know, has great strategic and geopolitical importance and it is essential for Russia and for the globalist / Atlanticist front; the AKP government has never been seen with benevolence by the latter, because, while continuing to be part of NATO, Ankara had taken important steps towards a "full sovereignty" . It is also very important not to forget that Turkey is a little indebted country, which has also recently refused loans of IMF and preferred to triple - by 2023 - the presence of financial institutions, in compliance with Islamic law (this affectes equally to public banks as Halkbank and Ziraat Bank). That is to say that Turkey does not get into line with the trends of "globalization." But about Syrian crisis, Erdogan - and that is against his policy of "zero problems with neighbors" - hoped to gain the confidence of Western powers, but it is likely that his plan has failed, at least judging by the comments of Western media which applaud the "revolt" against the new "Sultan" and the Islamic intolerance ...