Mehmet Bozgeyik, co-president of the confederation of public employees’ trade unions (KESK), gives passionate address to UNISON local government conference
Turkey may now be Türkiye, but the state’s attacks on trade unions continue. Janey Starling talked to the president of the Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions
In a court in Ankara, I saw first-hand how the Turkish state is determined to deny justice to trade unionists accused of ‘terrorism’ for doing their union duties
UNISON stands in solidarity with eight trade unionists in Turkey charged with terrorism offences for carrying out their union duties
Conference hears of treatment of the Palestinian people, plus the plight of LGBT workers in Colombia, Turkey and Jamaica
General secretary writes to Turkish ambassador over murder of trade union leader
Although the UK government vocally condemned the attempted coup in Turkey for undermining democracy, they have remained almost silent on the subsequent state of emergency, mass detentions and dismissals, and the erosion of democracy and rights.
Since the failed coup a year ago, Turkey has experienced an unprecedented erosion of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.