Over a hundred are dead and scores more seriously injured after a bomb attack on a peace rally in the Turkish capital, Ankara. We offer our condolences to the family, friends and comrades of those killed, and we stand in solidarity with all those demanding justice.

The rally, called by trade unions, was unarmed and peaceful. It sought to end the Turkish state’s war against the Kurdish people, which resumed in July when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government ended the peace process.

The rally was joined by many from the Kurdish and Alevi communities, along with left organisations, including DSiP, an affiliate of the International Socialist Tendency, one of whose members was wounded in the attack.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to win an absolute majority in Turkey's general election last Sunday.

For the first time since it came to power in 2002, AKP finds itself unable to form a government. Erdogan's plans for a US-style presidential system with himself at the helm lie in tatters.

According to results of the 7 June elections the HDP will enter parliament with nearly 13 percent of the vote.

First of all this is a fantastic political success.

This is a tremendous victory for all oppressed, excluded and ignored people.