A short article by a left communist on the threat by the Turkish government to expel Armenian migrant workers.
Turkish bourgeoisie is singing the same old jingoist songs from the mouth of Turkish PM. They threatened to expel immigrant Armenian workers. Erdoğan -the Turkish PM- in his visits to England implied to BBC that if the western states continue their recognition policy of Armenian genocide of 1915, then they might expel Armenian immigrant workers.
It is just necessary to remember that the birth of the Turkish state was itself the result of the massacre of Armenian peasantry. In the midst of the 1st WW, Turkish ruling elite organised the bloodiest ethnic cleansing seen in history till then by killing around a million of Armenians living in Anatolia. These Armenians also contained the intellectual vanguard of the working class of the time in the empire. By expelling the Armenians Turkish bureaucratic elites both confiscated the Armenian peasants lands and bourgeois property thus forming an alliance sealed in blood among the Turkish landlords and state. And they also "legitimised" the foundation of "turkishness" of the regime in the face of a defeat in the war. The social basis of the future Turkish Republic i.e., one of the first third world state capitalism was thus founded on this premises.
Today the same massacre policy is shamelessly being pursued. Now in their international game of imperialism they shamelessly proclaimed to do the same this time with Armenian workers. Most of these Armenians are immigrants from Armenia -which was previously in Eastern Bloc/Russia -. After the fall of eastern capitalist bloc these people, the majority of whom are women, came to Turkey. The majority of them are working in domestic house works. The average salary is around 200-300 euros, one day off in a week etc. They are cleaning the shit of bourgeoisie. It is estimated that their numbers reach 100,000.