Turkey Remains On UK’s Travel Red List

Despite intensive lobbying from the Turkish government and tourism companies, Turkey has not been taken off the UK’s travel red list. Travel to and from red list countries is highly restricted and requires paying up to £2,285 per traveller for an 11-day quarantine upon return to the UK. France has moved to upgrade Turkey from … Read more

Support the Campaign With the ADG’s Boycott Turkey Poster

Boycott Turkey logo

In collaboration with the Boycott Turkey campaign, the Autonomous Design Group has produced a poster to support the boycott of Turkish tourism. Inspired by inspired by a French Anti-Fascist poster protesting the Franco regime, the poster highlights the Turkish regime’s imprisonment of thousands of academics, journalists, political opponents and Kurds. Tourism in Turkey is directly linked … Read more

Boycott Turkey – Defend Kurdistan

Following the recent Turkish offensive in Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq), the fascist murder of Deniz Poyraz and escalating attacks against the HDP party in Turkey; it is now more than ever important to Defend Kurdistan. That is why we are making a renewed call to Boycott Turkey; targeting specific brands, arms manufacturers and institutions directly linked … Read more

Turkish Grand Prix Announced Despite Sporting Boycott

For the first time since 2011, Turkey is set to host a Grand Prix this Novemeber. The decision by Formula One comes despite the on-going sporting boycott of Turkey. Just like in Apartheid South Africa, the regime in Turkey uses sporting events to launder its international reputation and promote tourism. Both these purposes play a … Read more

Turkish Army Razes Forest in Bitlis

Earlier this month, as part of military operations in Bitlis, Turkish forced burned thousands of acres of local forests to the ground. Locals estimate that almost 90% of the forest was destroyed by the fires. The fires are part of a military operation launched against 24 villages in the majority Kurdish region of Bitlis. This … Read more

In Memory of David Graeber

The unexpected and tragic death of the anthropologist, activist and author David Graeber has lead to an outpouring of grief and remembrance from across the globe. David’s work as a theorist was never afraid to ask difficult questions. His essays and books, including: ‘Debt: The First 5000 Years’, ‘Bullshit Jobs’ and many more; are constant … Read more

New Medical Research Suggests Coronavirus Cases Exceed Official Estimates

Data compiled by doctors working on the ground in the provinces of Amed (Diyarbakır) and Urfa suggests there may be significantly more Covid-19 cases than Turkish officials have publicly admitted. The research published in a report by Deutsche Welle earlier this week , raises serious questions about Turkey’s response to the Coronavirus epidemic. The southeastern provinces … Read more

Global Day of Action Sees Protests Against Turkish Violence

Organisers and community groups across the world took part in a global weekend of action in solidarity with the democratic revolution in Rojava. The revolution’s multi-ethnic feminist democracy has long been considered a threat by Turkey as it poses an alternative to the violent nationalist policies of the regime. As part of these actions activists … Read more

Protests Against German State’s Attempt to Promote Turkish Holidays

Protests were sparked by the arrival of the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu and the Minister of Tourism Nuri Ersoy in Germany. The talks held between the Turkish ministers and the German government in Berlin have been seen as an attempt to revitalise German tourism in Turkey. Turkish tourism has been badly hit by Covid-19 with … Read more

Comms Blockade: Tell TUI to Stop Supporting Turkish War Crimes

On the 18th and 19th of July we ask you to take action online, as part of the global call for solidarity with the democratic revolution in Rojava. We are targeting TUI travel agents for an online communications blockade. Join our Facebook event for updates about the blockade. For more information on why we have … Read more