Ruhi SU: Melodic Soul of the Oppressed

Ruhi Su was born into a world of turmoil. He became part of the ages-long chain of those rebellious poets. He joined the ranks of the working class and the exploited. Sufferings of society he witnessed during his lifetime, its joys, rages, rebellions and epics found their expression in his songs. With great respect we commemorate the great master in the anniversary of his passing away.

Flormar Resistance: Solidarity will Bring Victory

Flormar Resistance is on its 24th day. The number of fired workers has reached 120. The solidarity with the resisting workers is growing with each day passing. The boss surrounded the factory with wire fence. Now, in his attempt to stifle the resistance, he had buses parked in front of the gate. But the workers do not give up and the struggle grows.

Cargill Workers March for their Union Rights!

The Cargill workers were sacked on account of getting unionised in Tek Gıda-İş and to protest this they marched on foot from Bursa to Istanbul. On the 154th day of their struggle, they arrived to Gebze and were met by Flormar workers. The workers shouted slogans all together.

A United and Massive May Day in Istanbul

May Day, the day of international unity, struggle and solidarity of the working class, was celebrated in many cities and towns across Turkey. The rally in Istanbul Maltepe Square was the centre of attention. After many years in Istanbul, the capital of Turkish working class, a united, massive, mighty, hopeful and enthusiastic rally was held.

International Solidarity with the DHL Express Strike

On 29 March ITF and ETF union officials visited striking DHL Express workers. Solidarity slogans were chanted together with DHL Express Workers.

World War One: Deceived Masses

When World War One broke out, Britain, France and Russia stood on the one side, while Germany, Austro-Hungarian Empire and Ottoman Empire stood on the other. The war between the two camps claimed the lives of millions, fomenting divisions among neighbouring peoples and causing unending pains.

Kemal Türkler: A Militant Leader in the Class Struggle in Turkey

Türkler devoted his life to the organising of the working class and to the fight for a just and humane world. His life was filled with strikes, wildcat strikes, struggles and sacrifices. The period from 1960 to 1980 was marked by important milestones in the working class struggle in Turkey. These include the Kavel Strike of 1963, 15-16 June Workers’ Resistance of 1970 and May Day 1977.

International Solidarity for TÜMTİS’ Struggle at DHL Express

It has been 53 days since DHL Express workers who were dismissed because of becoming TÜMTİS members started picketing. International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) visited the picketing DHL Express workers on 7th September. In the statement read out in the picket line, the importance of solidarity and continuing the struggle with determination was emphasized.

May Day in Turkey

May Day, the day of International Unity, Struggle and Solidarity of the working class, had not been celebrated for many years in Turkey. First mass celebration was in 1976 with an enthusiastic rally joined by more than a hundred thousand workers.

From the Past to the Future: Celebrating 10th Anniversary of UID-DER’s Founding

UID-DER celebrated 10th anniversary of its founding with an event. 10th anniversary of UID-DER was at the same time 46th anniversary of The Great Workers Resistance of June 15-16 and the main theme in the celebration was tradition and the future in the working-class struggle.


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