Turkey is a country where racism at least against the Kurdish population never gained ground before. The simple reason was -according to a recent survey- half of the kurdish population and 1/3 of the turkish population had family ties with each other. However this situation is changing since one or two years. There are several massive lynch mobs are gathering and attacking to the kurdish students and workers. These are especially happening in the small western towns/cities of turkey where Kurds have only immigrated after 1990's. However big lynchs are also happening in big cities like İstanbul and İzmir. these crazy mobs are attacking kurdish gettos with guns and swords. People who are speaking kurdish in public or whose phone rang with a kurdish song in a place like bazaar can easily be the target of an insane racist lynch mob. In one recent example a fascist group in a university beat a student simply because he was from hakkari (a city from north kurdistan, south east turkey) Just in 2010 there occured racist lynch attacks 4 times. In the lates of these in town called manisa a huge crowd of "citizens" (this is how turkish media name attackers) attacked a gypsy district and the state had to move the whole district to another town to prevent further incidents.
I think this gives an idea about the general situation of the turkish working class.
here is a turkish link;