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What Turkey's war means for Kurds in Syria and fascists in Turkey.

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It wants to unite the bourgeois opposition and state factions in Turkey behind the Erdogan, because the regime itself is in a deep hegemonic crisis. By pursuing this war, they ccould split the opposition - separating the Kurdish opposition and integrating the bourgeois opposition, which is very nationalistic as well, even if it is opposed to the regime - into the project of war.

Journalist Max Zirngast examines the dual purposes for Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria - to crush the autonomous Kurdish opposition and unify Turkey's bourgeois class behind a war project in a country mired deep in deep economic stagnation and political crisis.

Max wrote the article Turkey’s War in Syria Is a War for Fascism with co-authors Alp Kayserilioğlu and Güney Işıkara for Jacobin.

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Max Zirngast

Max Zirngast is an independent journalist and translator.

 

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