Leftist Parties of the World

Turkey

Last update: August 31, 2004

Family Tree of the Turkish Radical Left

PARTY PERIODICALS CONTACT IDEOL. INTERNAT. ELECTION
Parl. '02
OTHER
Anarchist Platform Anarsist Platformu Özgür Hayat   e-mail anar.   - f. 2000
Anticapitalist Antikapitalist   Antikapitalist e-mail tro. IS supported DEHAP f. 2001 as split from Workers Democracy
Attack Atak   Attack e-mail rad. left.   - f. 2000
Black Red other page Kara Kizil     e-mail anar. com.   -  
Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey) Bolsevik Partisi (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) BP(KK-T) Çagri, Bolsevik Devrim, Bolsevik Partizan, Stêrka Bolsewîk e-mail ex-mao., stal. ICS, ICMLPO[M] illegal f. 1981 as TKP/ML (Bolsevik)
Class Struggle Sinif Mücadelesi   Sinif Mücadelesi   tro. UCI illegal  
Communist Fighters Union Komunist Savasçilar Birligi KSB Isçi Davasi e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 1997
Communist Labour Party of Turkey - Leninist Türkiye Komünist Emek Partisi - Leninist TKEP-Leninist Devrimci Emek, Mücadele Birligi e-mail rad. left.   illegal split of TKEP in 1990, pol.-mil.
Communist Party - Build Up Organization [DHB] Komunist Partisi - Insa Örgütü [DHB] KP-IÖ[DHB] Devrimci Halkin Birligi, Perspektif e-mail ex-mao., stal.   illegal split from MLKP in 1995, led by Agca Kaya
Communist Party - Build Up Organization [EB] Komunist Partisi - Insa Örgütü [EB] KP-IÖ[EB] Ileri, Emegin Bayragi e-mail ex-mao., stal.   illegal split from other KP-IÖ in 2004
Communist Party of Turkey [ex-SIP] Türkiye Komünist Partisin [ex-SIP] TKP[SIP] Komünist, Gelenek, Sol e-mail com.   0.19 % f. 2001, origin in Socialist Power Party (SIP), Aydemir Güler
Communist Party of Turkey [Harvest] Türkiye Komünist Partisi [Ürün] TKP[Ürün] Ürün e-mail com.   supported DEHAP f. 1997 by groups from original TKP
Communist Party of Turkey [Workers Voice] Türkiye Komünist Partisi [Isçinin Sesi] TKP[IS] Isçinin Sesi e-mail com.   illegal f. 1980 as split from TKP
Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist Türkiye Komünist Partisi/Marksist-Leninist TKP/ML Partizan, Isçi-Köylü, Özgür Gelecek e-mail mao. ex-Chin, ICS, ICMLPO[M] illegal f. 1972, pol.-mil.
Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (Maoist Party Centre) Türkiye Komünist Partisi/Marksist-Leninist (Maoist Parti Merkezi) TKP/ML(Maoist Parti Merkezi) Iktidara e-mail mao. RIM illegal split from TKP/ML in 1987, pol.-mil.
Communist Party of Turkey - Spark Türkiye Komünist Partisi - Kivilcim TKP-Kivilcim Yürüyüs, Direnis e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 1989 by Socialist Homeland Party (SVP), led by Mehmet Yilmazer
Communist Revolution Movement Komünist Devrim Hareketi KDH Maya, Parti Yolunda e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 1993
Revolutionary Party Forces Devrimci Parti Güçleri DPG         legal f. 1996
Communist Revolution Movement/Leninist Komünist Devrim Hareketi/Leninist KDH/L Köz   rad. left.   illegal f. 2002 as split from KDH
Revolutionary Party Forces/Leninist Revolutionaries Devrimci Parti Güçleri/Leninist Devrimciler DPG/Leninist         legal f. 2002
Communist Tradition Rêçenasia Komünisti / Rêça Komünistiye / Komünist Gelenek       rad. left.      
Communist Workers Movement Komünist Isçi Hareketi KIH Devrimci Kilavuz   rad. left.   illegal split from DSIH
Communist Workers Party of Turkey Türkiye Komünist Isçi Partisi TKIP Ekim, Kizil Bayrak e-mail ex-mao., rad. left.   illegal f. 1998 by Ekim
Bagimsiz Devrimci Sinif Platformu Independent Revolutionary Class Platform             f. 2002
Communist Workers Party Project Komünist Isçi Parti Girisimi KIP Komünist Isçi   tro.   - f. 2002
December 19 Organization 19 Aralik Örgütu   19 Aralik   stal.   illegal f. 2002, pol.-mil.
Democratic Left Party Demokratik Sol Partisi DSP   e-mail soc. dem., nat.   1.22% f. 1984, led by Bülent Ecevit
Factory Fabrika   Fabrika e-mail com.   - f. 1992 by group around Iktidar Yolu
Fourth Left - Construction Organization Dördüncü Sol - Insa Örgütü   Son Kavga   tro.   -  
Freedom Özgürlük   Özgürlük   rad. left.   - from tradition of Revolutionary Way (Dev Yol), led by Ahmet Akif Mücek
Freedom and Solidarity Party Özgürlük ve Dayanisma Partisi ÖDP Gelecek e-mail left. soc. EACL 0.34 % f. 1996, forerunners: Dev Yol, Kurtulus, TKP, TIP, TSIP, led by Hayri Kozanoglu
Freedom Socialism Platform Özgürlükçü Sosyalizm Platformu ÖSP Devrimci Genç, Birgün   left. soc.   - mainly former Revolutionary Left (Dev Yol) members
Labour and Democracy Group Emek ve Demokrasi Grubu       left. soc.   - mainly former TKP, TIP and TSIP members
New Way Yeni Yol   Yeni Yol   tro. USFI - f. 1978, led by Masis Kürkcügil
Greens Yesiller   Üç ekoloji e-mail green   - f. 2002
Independent Republic Party Bagimsiz Cumhuriyet Partisi BCP   e-mail left. nat. / asoc. dem.   - f. 2001 as split from CHP
International Bulletin Enternasyonal Bülten   Enternasyonal Bülten e-mail tro. LIT - origins in group f. 1979
Labour Movement Party Emekçi Hareket Partisi EHP Hareket e-mail rad. left.   - from Dev Yol tradition, split from ÖDP in 2002, led by Hakan Öz
Labour, Peace and Democracy Block Emek, Baris ve Demokrasi Bloku       left. soc.   see DEHAP f. 2002, alliance of DEHAP, SDP, EMEP
Liberation Kurtulus Ezilenlerin Kurtulusu Kurtulus Sosyalist Dergi   rad. left.   - in tradition of Liberation Movement (Kurtulus Hareketi, f. 1976)
Liberation of the Oppressed Ezilenlerin Kurtulusu   Ezilenlerin Kurtulusu   tro.   - split from PGB Sosyalizm
Maoist Communist Party Maoist Komünist Partisi MKP Devrimci Demokrasi, Sinif Teorisi e-mail mao. RIM illegal ex-TKP(ML), split from TKP/ML in 1994; pol.-mil.
Marxsist Attitude Marksist Tutum     e-mail tro. IMT -  
Marxist Leninist Communist Party Marksist Leninist Komünist Partisi MLKP Partinin Sesi, Yeni Atilim, Teori'de Dogrultu e-mail stal. NCI, IS/ML, ICS illegal f. 1995; merger of TKP/ML-Hareketi, TKIH, TKP/ML(YIÖ)
Socialist Platform of the Oppressed Ezilenlerin Sosyalist Platformu ESP   e-mail       f. 2002
Marxist Workers League Marksist Isçi Birligi MIB   e-mail tro. CRFI, close to ITO - led by Ender Coskun
Socialism without Borders, Classes, Exploitation Sinirsiz, Sinifsiz, Sömürüsüz Sosyalizm SSS Sosyalizm Sinirsiz, Sinifsiz, Sömürüsüz Sosyalizm         f. 2003 as split from PGB Sosyalizm
New Turkey Party Yeni Türkiye Partisi YTP   e-mail soc. dem.   1.15% split from DSP in 2002, led by Ismail Cem
People's Liberation Party/Front of Turkey - Marxist-Leninist Armed Propaganda Unit Türkiye Halk Kurtulus Partisi ve Cephesi - Marksist Leninist Silahli Propaganda Birligi THKP/C-MLSPB Sosyalist Barikat e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 1975 as split from THKP/C, pol.-mil.
People's Liberation Party/Front of Turkey - People's Revolutionary Vanguards Türkiye Halk Kurtulus Partisi ve Cephesi - Halkin Devrimci Öncüleri THKP-C/HDÖ Cephe, Kurtulus, Kurtulus Cephesi e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 1977, pol.-mil.
People's Liberation Party/Front of Turkey - Revolutionary Left [Revolutionary Solution] Türkiye Halk Kurtulus Partisi/Cephesi - Devrimci Sol [Devrimci Çözüm] THKP/C-Dev Sol Devrimci Çözüm e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 1993 as split of Dev Sol, pol.-mil.
People's Liberation Party/Front of Turkey - Revolutionary Left [Revolutionary Line] Türkiye Halk Kurtulus Partisi/Cephesi - Devrimci Sol [Devrimci Çizgi] THKP/C-Dev Sol Devrimci Çizgi e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 2001 as split from THKP/C-Dev Sol [Devrimci Çözüm]
Republican People's Party Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi CHP   e-mail soc. dem. SI, PES(a) 19.41% f. 1923, refounded in 1992, led by Deniz Baykal
Revolution trade union wing Devrim   Emek Hareketinde YÖN, Esitlik, Özgürlük, Baris Mücadelesinde DEVRIM e-mail rad. left.   - split from Revolutionary Way (Dev Yol)
Revolution Party of Turkey Türkiye Devrim Partisi TDP Hedef e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 1978, formerly TKP(Birlik)
Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey Türkiye Devrimci Komünist Partisi TDKP Devrimin Sesi e-mail ex-mao., stal. ICMLPO[H], ex-Alb. illegal f. 1980
Labourers Party Emegin Partisi Emep Evrensel, Özgürlük Dünyasi e-mail stal.   supported DEHAP f. 1996, legal party, led by Levent Tüzel
Revolutionary Communists Union of Turkey Türkiye Ihtilalci Komünistler Birligi TIKB Orak-Çekiç, Devrimci Proletarya, Alinteri e-mail ex-mao., stal. ICS illegal f. 1977; pol.-mil.
Revolutionary Communists Union of Turkey - Bolshevik Türkiye Ihtilalci Komünistler Birligi - Bolsevik TIKB-B Devrimci Durus, Ihtilalci Komünist e-mail rad. left.   illegal split from TIKB in 1999
Revolutionary Marxist League         tro.   -  
Revolutionary Movement Devrimci Hareket   Devrimci Hareket e-mail rad. left.   - from Dev Yol tradition
Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, other page Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi-Cephesi DHKP-C Ekmek ve Adalet e-mail rad. left. ICS illegal f. 1978 as Dev Sol, pol.-mil.
Front for Rights and Freedom Haklar ve Özgürlükler Cephesi HÖC   e-mail rad. left.   - f. 2002
Revolutionary People's Movement Devrimci Halk Hareketi   Devrimci Halk e-mail rad. left.   - split from TKIP in 1999
Revolutionary People's Party Devrimci Halk Partisi DHP Alternatif e-mail rad. left.   - f. 1994
Revolutionary Socialist Direction Devrimci sosyalist YÖN   Devrimci sosyalist YÖN   com.   supported DEHAP left ÖDP in 2002
Revolutionary Socialist Workers Movement Devrimci Sosyalist Isçi Hareketi DSIH Kaldiraç, Isçi Gazetesi e-mail rad. left.   illegal f. 1992
Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party Devrimci Sosyalist Isçi Partisi DSIP Sosyalist Isçi, Enternasyonal Sosyalism e-mail tro. ex-IS supported DEHAP f. 1997, legal, led by Dogan Tarkan
Revolutionary Spark Movement Devrimci Kivilcim Hareketi DKH     rad. left.   - split from TKP-Kivilcim
Revolutionary Struggle Devrimci Mücadele   Devrimci Mücadele   rad. left.   - f. 1977 as Devrimci Derlenis
Social Democratic Party Toplumcu Demokratik Parti TDP     soc. dem.   on ÖDP list f. 2002 as split from DSP, led by Sema Tutar Piskinsüt
Social Democratic People's Party Sosyaldemokrat Halk Partisi SHP   e-mail soc. dem.   - f. 2002 as split from CHP, led by Murat Karayalçin
Social Ecological Transformation Sosial Ekolijist Dönüsüm SED Kara Toprak e-mail green   - f. 2000
Social Freedom Platform Toplumsal Özgürlük Platformu    Toplumsal Özgürlük e-mail rad. left.   supported DEHAP left ÖDP in 2002
Socialism without Bosses, General, Bureaucrats Patronsuz, Generalsiz, Bürokratsiz Sosyalizm  PGB Sosyalizm Patronsuz, Generalsiz, Bürokratsiz Sosyalizm e-mail tro. ILCWI - f. 1988
Socialist Democracy Parti Sosyalist Demokrasi Partisi SDP Sosyalist Demokrasi e-mail left. soc.   supported DEHAP f. 2002 as split from ÖDP, led by Mustafa Kahya
Resistance Movement Direnis Hareketi   Odak e-mail rad. left.   supported DEHAP f. 1978 as THKP/C-Ücüncü Yol
Revolutionary Marxist Politics Devrimci Marksist Siyaset DMS     rad. left.   - f. 2003, led by Hasan Basri Karabay
Socialist Politics Sosyalist Siyaset       com.   - f. 2002 as split from Sosyalist Politika
Socialist Labour Movement Sosyalist Emek Hareketi SEH Siyasi Gazete   left. soc.   supported DEHAP f. 2002 as split from ÖDP
Communist Labour Party of Turkey Türkiye Komünist Emek Partisi TKEP     rad. left.   illegal f. 1980, legal wing (Emek) was in ÖDP
Cornel Kizilcik   Kizilcik   left. soc.   - f. 2000, led by Hüseyin Hasan Çebi
Socialist Alternative Sosyalist Alternatif    Sosyalist Alternatif  e-mail tro.   - split from ÖDP in 2002, led by Yurdaer Erkoca
Socialist Revolution Sosyalist Devrim     e-mail com.   - f. 2002 by splits from SIP and Sosyalist Politika
Socialist Workers Party of Turkey Türkiye Sosyalist Isçi Partisi TSIP Kitle e-mail com.   - f. 1974, refounded in 1993, led by Mehmet Sümbül
Sorun Publishing Collective Sorun Yayinlari Kollektifi   Sorun Polemik e-mail com.   - f. 1975 as split from TKP, led by Sirri Öztürk
Truth Gerçek   Gerçek e-mail com.   supported DEHAP f. 2000 by former SIP members
Turkish Left Türksolu   Türksolu, Ileri e-mail left. nat.   - split from IP, led by Gökçe Firat
United Communist Party Birlesik Komünist Parti   Uzun Yürüyüs e-mail mao.   illegal f. 1995, formerly TKP/ML Birlik
Way of Struggle Savas Yolu   Savas Yolu e-mail com.   - f. 2002 as split from Ürün
Workers Democracy Isçi Demokrasisi   Isçi Demokrasisi e-mail tro. ex-IS - f. 1998, split of DSIP
Workers Front Isçi Cephesi   Isçi Cephesi e-mail tro. close to LIT - split from International Bulletin in 2003
Workers Party Isçi Partisi IP Aydinlik, Teori e-mail mao., nat. ex-Chin. 0.51 % f. 1992, led by Dogu Perinçek
Workers Struggle Isçi Mücadelesi   Isçi Mücadelesi   tro.   supported DEHAP f. 2002 as split from Sosyalizm, led by Sungur Savran

Kurdistan
Communist Party of Kurdistan Partiya Komunistê Kurdistan / Kürdistan Komünist Partisi PKK/KKP Dengê Kurdistan e-mail com.   illegal f. 1990 by Kurdish section of TKEP, led by Mehmet Baran
Democratic Party of Kurdistan - Independence Partîya Demokrat a Kurdistan - Xoybun PDK-Xoybun   e-mail left. nat.   illegal  
Democratic Party of Kurdistan - North Partîya Demokrat a Kurdistan - Bakur / Kürdistan Demokrat Partisi - Kuzey PDK-Bakur Dênge Bakur e-mail left. nat.   illegal f. 1992 as PDK/Hevgirtin
Democratic Party of Kurdistan - Turkey Partîya Demokrat a Kurdistan - Tirkiye / Kürdistan Demokrat Partisi - Türkiye PDK-T Xebat e-mail left. nat.   illegal f. 1965
Democratic People's Party Demokratik Halk Partisi DEHAP Özgür Politika e-mail left. nat. SI obs. 6.14 % f. 1997
Free Society Party Özgür Toplum Partisi Özgür Parti     left. nat.   - f. 2003 as successor of DEHAP, led by Ahmet Turan Demir
Freedom and Democracy Party of Kurdistan Partiya Azadî û Demokrasî ya Kurdistanê / Kürdistan Özgürlük ve Demokrasi Partisi  PADEK   e-mail left. nat.   illegal f. 2000 by faction of Socialist Union Party of Kurdistan (PYSK)
Liberation Party of Kurdistan Partîya Rizgariya Kurdistan / Kürdistan Kurtulus Partisi PRK/Rizgari Rizgari, Sterka Rizgari e-mail rad. left. nat.   illegal f. 1976
Mesopotamian Socialist Party Project Hewldana Partiya Sosyalîst a Mezrabotan / Mezopotamya Sosyalist Partisi Girisimi MESOP Sosyalist Mezopotamya e-mail left. nat.     f. 2003
National Platform of North Kurdistan Platforma Neteweyî ya Kurdistana Bakur / Kuzey Kurdistan Ulusal Platformu PNK-Bakur     left. nat.   illegal f. 1999, alliance of PSK, PADEK, RSDK, PRK-Rizgari, Islamic Party of Kurdistan
Patriotic Union Hevgirtin Welatparez   Hevgirtin Welatparez   left. nat.   illegal led by Kazim Baba
People's Congress of Kurdistan, armed wing Kongra Gelê Kurdistan Kongra-gel Serxwebûn e-mail left. nat.   illegal f. 1978 as Workers' Party of Kurdistan (PKK), pol.-mil., led by Abdullah Öcalan
Democratic Liberation Party Partîya Rizgariya Demokrat / Demokratik Kurtulus Partisi PRD     left. nat.     f. 2003
Free Women's Party Partîya Jina Azad / Özgür Kadin Partisi PJA     left. nat.     f. 2000
PKK-Revolutionary Line Fighters PKK-Devrimci Çizgi Savasçilari / PKK-Serwanên Xeta Soresgerî PKK-DCS Devrimci Çizgi e-mail rad. left. nat.   illegal split from PKK in 1999
Revolutionary Party Partîya Sores PS-Kawa     left. nat.   illegal f. 1998 as split from Socialist Union Party of Kurdistan (PYSK)
Socialist Democratic Organization of Kurdistan Rêxistina Sosyalîst a Demokratîk a Kurdistanê / Kürdistan Demokratik ve Sosyalist Örgütü RSDK     left. nat.   illegal split from Socialist Union Party of Kurdistan (PYSK) in 1999
Socialist Party of Kurdistan, other page Partîya Sosyalist a Kurdistan PSK Roja Nû, psk-bulten e-mail left. nat.   illegal f. 1974, led by Kemal Burkay
Rights and Freedoms Party Hak ve Özgürlükler Partisi HAK-PAR   fax: +90-312-4258472 left. nat.   - f. 2002, led by Abdülmelik Firat

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