Erdogan’s war on workers

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Turkey’s crackdown on dissent extends to the country’s fractured labor movement.

  • Cole Stangler
  • Le Monde Diplomatique

If the presence of a two dozen riot cops blocking the entrance of the Gaziosmanpaşa Courthouse didn’t send the message, then the arrival of a water-cannon truck—slowly backing up from the…

Eyüp Özer, an organizer and head of international relations at Turkey’s United Metalworkers Union, which is part of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DISK), shrugged off the…

‘It’s not that unusual,’ he said with a laugh. ‘For most of the really politicized cases, it’s…

Inside the courthouse, located in a…

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