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Organisations to Monitor Local Elections

Eight organisations, most of them rights or professional associations, have declared that they will monitor the local elections on Sunday, 29 March, and take not of irregularities. The Turkish Peace […]

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Letter of John Monks about the Chapter on Social Policy and Employment

Dear Olli Rehn, We have heard that the Commission is in the process of starting discussions with the Turkish Government to open up the Chapter on Social Policy and Employment […]

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No To Commercialization Of Water

We, as the components of the Platform “No to commercialization of water” declare that we reject WWF 5th and all its supporters in Turkey and everywhere in the world. The […]

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Protests against 5th World Water Forum

A group of about 300 Turkish and international activists began a peaceful march towards the entrance of the 5th World Water Forum in Beyoglu to express their concerns about the political […]

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European Social Forum 2008

Speech Of Süleyman Çelebi On Behalf Of Social Forum Of TurkeyR11; ESF 2008 Malmö I greet you all with deep affection on behalf of the Confederation of Progressive Trade UNIONs […]

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Sabah-Atv Dismisses 10 Striking Workers

When negotations on a Group Contract of the Trade UNION of Turkish Journalists (TGS) within the Turkuvaz Media Group stalled and a strike was decided on, the Group dismissed 10 […]

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ITUC's Annual Survey of Violations of Trade UNION Rights

Public sector UNIONs continued to be a target of government interference. Individual members faced detention, fines and disciplinary action. In the private sector workers suffered brutal anti-UNION harassment, including dismissals, […]

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Won't pay for crisis, say UNIONs

UNIONs will take action against redundancies in Turkey by gathering in a meeting in Istanbul on Feb. 15 under the banner, “We won’t pay the price of crisis.” “This crisis […]

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750 Bursa Steel Workers on Strike

750 Bursa Steel Workers on Strike

750 workers in Bursa’s third-largest steel factory who are members of a trade UNION have begun to strike. Members of the United Metal-Workers’ UNION (DİSK/BMİS) working for Asil Steel Industry […]

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How Will the Global Economic Crisis Affect Turkey? (M.Sonmez)

Halt in growth The growth of the Turkish economy since 2002, has come to a halt irrespective of the foreign turmoil, due to a series of weaknesses. It can be […]

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