As the imperialist warmongering by the US, NATO and the EU against Russia has recently escalated into a proxy war in Ukraine, a revolutionary party, “The Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP, Devrimci İşçi Partisi in Turkish), has taken an unflinching anti-imperialist stance that distinguished it from most organizations and groupings on the Left. In this session, we will discuss the role of Turkey as a NATO ally in this war, and the strategy revolutionaries in the NATO countries should take towards the war. We will talk about Turkey’s involvement not only in Ukraine as a NATO country but also its involvement in Syria, Iraq, and contradictorily, its relationship with Russia in the context of imperialism

“The Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP, Devrimci İşçi Partisi in Turkish) is a young party in two senses of the term. It was founded in 2011; hence, it is still young and in development as an organization. But also, it is young in the sense that the younger generation of industrial working-class, as well as students, constitute the overwhelming majority of its militants. Notwithstanding its youth, and its still modest size, DIP came to constitute a still limited but real force in the industrial basins of Turkey, leading several victorious strikes in different metal factories in recent years. DIP publishes a monthly newspaper, Gerçek, (meaning Truth, named after Pravda) and a monthly theoretical journal, Devrimci Marksizm (Revolutionary Marxism), in addition to an array of sector-, region- or factory-based workers’ bulletins in Turkish. Devrimci Marksizm, has been publishing an annual English edition since 2017 with the title Revolutionary Marxism.

Presenting Burak Sayın is a militant member of the DIP, The Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP, Devrimci İşçi Partisi in Turkish)