Lessons from the Tekel strikes: class solidarity and ethnic (in)difference

Kadir Ateş and Toros Korkmaz analyse the Tekel tobacco plant strikes in Turkey between 2009 and 2010.

Funeral of a martyr

The story of the funeral of Hamdullah Uysal, a Tekel worker, who died during the recent struggle, an extract from a longer article soon to be published by the ICC in English.

Turkey: Solidarity call for the "Platform of struggling workers"

Militant workers from recent workers' struggles in Turkey, including National Tobacco and Alcohol Monopoly (TEKEL) workers, Istanbul Water and Sewers Department (ISKI) workers, firemen, Sinter metal workers, Esenyurt municipality workers, Marmaray building workers, dustmen, workers from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and workers from the ATV-Sabah News Corporation, have come together and established a workers' group called the Platform of Struggling Workers. We are calling on everyone to support the workers' group.

Turkey: Tekel workers take on the government and the unions

A detailed account an analysis of the struggle of thousands of Tekel workers in Turkey against mass closures, who have been on strike for weeks and have now occupied the headquarters of the country's main union confederation.