[Marxism] Garbis Altinoglu
lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Oct 20 09:39:31 MDT 2019
(Forwarded from a lurker.)
It is my very sad duty to inform the progressive and Marxist community
that Garbis Altinoglu passed away 4 days ago. It was the case that he
was a ML-ist, however perhaps some on the list my be interested and
perhaps mourn his death. For those in Belgium, his funeral takes place
Altinoglu became a Marxist, from an early age. His full memory will be
commemorate by ML-Currents-Today at a later juncture. Here only a few
sparse details are offered.
-He was imprisoned for approximately ten years in the Turkish fascist
jails, and although he did not like to talk about this, he was
tortured. He wrote a book documenting the prisons of the Turkish
fascists and copies are still available.
- He was a leading member of the MLCP of Turkey, although he later left
on principled grounds. His evaluation of the ML-ist left in Turkey can
be found at the website of AllianceML - Under 'T' for Turkey.
Here:, are some other articles of his in English:
Articles by Garbis Altinoglu
The HIZBULLAH Of Turkey
History of MLCP And the Revolutionary Movement
Summary of the Ordeal in Turkish Prisons;
He was a staunch translator into Turkish of key texts from Marx and others.
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