Yoldaş is the word communists in Turkey use to refer to one another. Roughly translated, it means “we are on the same road.” In a democratic and fiercely capitalistic country, that road is a lonely one. But there is one communist politician making the walk.
While the country’s political attention is almost solely focused on former Prime Minister, now President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a communist mayor has been able to slip through people’s notice. Continue reading