Thursday, December 19, 2019

"To win 2020": Communist Party of Turkey to hold gatherings in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has recently announced that it will hold three major meetings in Turkey's three biggest cities, Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Turkey's communists have called on the working people of Turkey to attend the gatherings "calling for hope, organizing, celebrating to win 2020."

The major event in Izmir will be held December 21, in Istanbul on December 22 and in Ankara on January 4.

In its statement calling for the events, under the slogan "To win 2020" (2020' yi kazanmak için), TKP said "We will change this country we love, we are determined."

The full statement is as follows:

People have to work for a pittance. They are dismissed without compensation pays. Our forests are being destroyed. The prices of electricity, natural gas, water, public transportation are constantly rising. Education and health systems are collapsed. The most basic human rights are suspended. Our women are being killed. Our children are being raped.

Of course, we do not want to live in such a country. We do not want and we are not going anywhere!

We will change this country we love, we are determined.

Nobody is going to touch women, children. We will not leave nature and our historical heritage at the mercy of corporations who see nothing but money in them. Education and health services will be provided equally and free for all and our schools will be in control of reason and science, not of dark minds and bigotry. Basic requirements such as heating, housing, and water will be provided free of charge. Since no one can exploit the workers, everyone will live humanely. Everyone will be employed. Our industry and agriculture will be re-planned in line with the interests of the country and society. An egalitarian and emancipatory order will be established.

For this, we are thrusting out our friendly hand. To share our words, our songs, our hearts, and our minds, to share our goal of a bright future for Turkey...