Editorial

2020-10-31T10:14:53+02:00December 10, 1984|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 11|

A group of leftist Turkish intellectuals and activists agreed to impart to us in Khamsin some of their knowledge concerning their country. At our request, they later agreed to put together this special issue of Khamsin, wholly devoted to Turkey.

Capital and the State in Contemporary Turkey – Turgut Taylan

2020-10-31T10:10:56+02:00December 10, 1984|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 11|Tags: |

After having strived, since the foundation of the republic in 1923, to become a fully integrated member of the Western world, the Turkish state is once again turning its face to the Middle East. In short, the coup of 12 September 1980 represents a radical rupture with the earlier tendencies of capitalist development in Turkey.

Turkish Foreign Relations – Ron Ayres

2020-10-13T11:33:06+03:00December 10, 1984|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 11|Tags: |

Since the end of the Second World War Turkey has been firmly in the orbit of the Western alliance though in the past decade a number of events have occurred which have strained the relationship with the West. At present Turkey is surrounded by actual or potential conflicts with Greece, Cyprus, Syria, the Soviet Union, and to the east Iran and Iraq – both with dissatisfied Kurdish minorities.

Editorial

2020-10-10T11:47:43+03:00July 10, 1983|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 10|

The present issue of Khamsin goes to the press almost exactly one year after Israel's invasion of Lebanon. The central theme of the issue is not a description of the war events themselves, but their broader context.

Observations in Gaza – S. Ur

2013-09-26T13:02:06+03:00July 10, 1983|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 10|Tags: |

The tales of repression and resistance we were told that evening, as well as the accounts and testimonies we were to hear during the next few days, are hardly known outside the Strip. 'There is no Hilton Hotel in this town,' remarked a Gazan friend, 'and journalists hate discomfort. They never stay here longer than a couple of hours.'

Discussion Forum: State capitalism in Egypt: a critique of Patrick Clawson – Clive Bradley

2020-10-10T11:34:05+03:00July 10, 1983|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 10|Tags: |

The question mark hanging over Egypt is whether the bourgeoisie can impose its solution, or whether the working class can smash the bourgeois state and reorganise production. If those of us outside Egypt can contribute something by way of analysis for and solidarity with the workers in Egypt, all the ink that has flowed will have been worthwhile.