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Anarchism in Turkey

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Anarchism in Turkey

Anarchism in Turkey only began to emerge in 1986 when the monthly magazine Kara began publication. Before this magazine there was no visible anarchist movement on the Turkish political scene.

Marxism was an influential ideology in Turkey's revolutionary movements. In the 1980s, Marxism disintegrated in Turkey due to the military coup headed by Kenan Evren. Nearly all Marxist movements were crushed by the military government. In this situation, many Marxist militants were faced with a dilemma—the tension between the ultimate aim of Marxism (a stateless and classless society) and the reality of Marxist regimes historically (with heavily bureaucratised state apparatuses and the repression of all oppositional politics). This dilemma led many Marxists to reject the statist politics of Marxism, and they sought ways to reach the classless society without retaining a state during the transition. As a result of this, many embraced anarchism.

The main organisations of this [1]

On the other hand, during the military rule, much of the left wing intelligentsia questioned Marxist collectivism and the Leninist understanding of organisation. This lead them to the idea that there is a contradiction between society and the individual. There is a small individualist tendency as a result. Part of this tendency embraces the idea of the "responsible individual".


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  • Anarchism in Turkey at the Spunk Library
  • 1986-1996: Anarchism in Turkey

External links

  • Sosyal Savas
  • Internationala
  • ContraInfo
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