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Joint statement of Russian and Turkish workers

Joint statement of Russian and Turkish workers

KTR and DSK reminded on behalf of the workers from Russia and Turkey that the international problems should be resolved by peaceful methods but not by war, violence, or economic sanctions.

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WE WILL  MOURN  AND PROTEST  AND WILL NOT FORGET!

WE WILL MOURN AND PROTEST AND WILL NOT FORGET!

We are once more addressing all of our people. This government only promises war, death, oppression and cruelty. To say stop is in your hands.

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The Ankara Massacre and its aftermath

The Ankara Massacre and its aftermath

ISIL detonates a bomb in the heart of Ankara, killing over 100 labour and peace activists. But far from shedding light on Turkey’s worst-ever terrorist attack, the ruling AKP is looking to deflect blame and grimly hold onto power.

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Ankara Massacre spurs nationwide strikes, as funerals being held

Ankara Massacre spurs nationwide strikes, as funerals being held

Strikes, boycotts, marches and demonstrations were held around Turkey on Oct. 12 in protest against the Oct. 10 Ankara Massacre that killed 108 people, with funerals of the victims being held one after another.

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A first-person account of the Ankara attack

A first-person account of the Ankara attack

“As I began to register the cause of the explosion and the plumes of smoke, I braced for another explosion amid the fleeing crowd” says Stefan Martens of DISK/Basın-İş.

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International trade union movement condemned Ankara Massacre

International trade union movement condemned Ankara Massacre

DISK received several condolence messages from international trade union organisations and sister unions world wide, including ITUC, PSI and ETUC.

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#GeneralStrike Mourning for Ankara Massacre

#GeneralStrike Mourning for Ankara Massacre

Labour movement called for mourning of 3 days and general strike of 2 days following to Ankara Massacre during “Labour, Peace and Democrasy Rally”

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Wave of strikes in automotive industry

Wave of strikes in automotive industry

Unexpected, spontaneous waves of strikes in the Turkish automotive industry in main industrial centres crashed the labour relations model of the industry designed by the 1980 military government. Emre Eren Korkmaz wrote an article about strikes.

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Wild cat strikes in metal sector

Wild cat strikes in metal sector

Wave of strikes is shaking Turkish metal industry. Automobile workers are organizing wild cat strikes and resigning from yellow unions. Companies including, Renault, Ford, FIAT, Case New Holland and many others are affected by this wave of strikes.

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Democrasy on trial in Turkey

Democrasy on trial in Turkey

In Istanbul’s massive courthouse, five leaders of Turkish movement faced charges for their call to assemble in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on 1 May 2014. Caleb Lauer wrote the hearing and more…

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