Revolutionary Socialist Workers' Party (Turkey)

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Revolutionary Socialist Workers' Party
Devrimci Sosyalist İşçi Partisi
Abbreviation DSİP
Co-spokespersons Meltem Oral
Şenol Karakaş
Founder Şevket Doğan Tarkan (tr)
Founded April 27, 1997 (1997-04-27)
Membership (2015) 112[1]
Ideology Trotskyism
Political position Far-left
National affiliation Peoples' Democratic Congress[2]
International affiliation International Socialist Tendency

The Revolutionary Socialist Workers' Party (Turkish: Devrimci Sosyalist İşçi Partisi, DSİP) is a Trotskyist party in Turkey. It was founded by Şevket Doğan Tarkan and his friends from Trotskyist journal Socialist Worker in 1997. The group had links to far-left Kurtuluş Hareketi (Liberation Movement) before the 1980 Turkish coup d'état.

An opposition grouping within DSİP named Antikapitalist was formed following a split in DSİP. The group had no relation with DSİP after that split.

The party did not participate in elections in Turkey but supported left-wing electoral alliances. At the 2007 elections, they declared support for the independent candidates of Democratic Society Party.

The DSİP is the Turkish section of the International Socialist Tendency.[citation needed] The DSİP supports the political magazine Altüst.[3]

The party is one of the participants in the Peoples' Democratic Congress, a political initiative instrumental in founding the Peoples' Democratic Party in 2012.[2]


  1. ^ "Devrimci Sosyalist İşçi Partisi" (in Turkish). T.C. Yargıtay Cumhuriyet Başsavcılığı. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "HDK Bileşeni Kurumlar" (in Turkish). Halkların Demokratik Kongresi. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  3. ^ ALTÜST. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.[dead link]

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