Saturday, December 31, 2022

100th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet Union: Socialism proved its superiority over capitalism

By Nikos Mottas.

December 30th marked the 100th anniversary since the founding of the world's first workers' state, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 

The creation of the USSR was the practical result of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution, the single most important event in modern history that became the first conscious step for the transition from capitalism to socialism and the abolition of the exploitation of man by man. 

Fidel Castro's interview with Barbara Walters, 1977

On May 1977, the legendary leader of Socialist Cuba, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, gave an interview to ABC's reporter Barbara Walters (1929-2022). It was Fidel's first interview to U.S. television since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Below you can read the full transcript of the interview, accompanied by a video: 

When will your country and my country have normal relations?

Friday, December 30, 2022

Kyrgyzstan — The rehabilitation of Nazi collaborators shall not pass!

Statement by the Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan about the attempt of Kyrgyzstan's government to rehabilitate Nazi collaborators:

In Kyrgyzstan, for the second time, an attempt is being made to carry out total rehabilitation of the "victims of Stalinist repressions" of 1918-1953 through the adoption of a special law on the initiative of deputies of pro-government parties and Speaker of Parliament Nurlan Shakiev. Participants of anti-Soviet uprisings (Basmachi), militants of the Turkestan Legion of the Wehrmacht and Eastern Muslim SS units may fall under the action of this law, as well as last time.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

7th Congress of the Communist Party of Mexico: Pável Blanco re-elected as First Secretary

Photos: Solidnet & PCM Twitter.
Pável Blanco was re-elected as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) following the Party's 7th Congress. The new Central Committee elected a Political Bureau of 14 members, while Ángel Chávez was appointed director of “El Machete” newspaper and Diego Torres as Second Secretary.

The 7th Congress was held on 16, 17 and 18 December 2022, with the participation of 176 Party delegates and 30 delegates from the Communist Youth. The Congress was also attended by representatives of foreign Communist and Workers' Parties, including the Communist Party o Cuba (PCC), the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), the Peruvian Communist Party and the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB), as well as various trade union organizations and movements from Mexico and Latin America. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Lazaros Kyritsis, Greek communist resistance fighter, dies at 102

Lazaros Kyritsis, veteran member of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), guerrilla fighter and politician, died in Athens at the age of 102. Kyritsis was a member of the generation of communists who were persecuted, exiled and imprisoned by the bourgeois state in the post-war years.

In a statement published on 902 portal, the Central Committee of the KKE pays farewell to comrade Lazaros Kyritsis, calling him a “firm and unwavering communist, an unbending participant of the class struggle who stood for the people's rights, the high ideals of the struggle for the abolition of the exploitation of man by man, for socialism-communism”. 

Monday, December 26, 2022

Brazilian communist leader Ivan Pinheiro honored in Mexico

Ivan Pinheiro, General Secretary of the Brazilian Communist Party from 2005 to 2016, was honored by the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) with the “David Alfaro Siqueiros Medal for Revolutionary Merit”, as a recognition of his contribution to the communist movement in Brazil and Latin America.

Pinheiro, a lawyer by profession who stood as a candidate at the 2010 Presidental Elections in Brazil, received the medal during the 7th Congress of the PCM on December 17, 2022. 

Venezuela's Communist Party votes down the National Budget, denounces violation of the Constitution

This Monday, in the press statement of the Political Bureau, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela, Oscar Figuera, denied that the National Budget for 2023 as well as the Special Law of Indebtedness were approved unanimously in the National Assembly.

"The Communist Party did not vote in favor of these two instruments that were approved by the fraction that expresses the policy of the so-called "revolutionary bourgeoisie" and of the Venezuelan Government, in agreement with the collaborationist opposition", informed Figuera.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

World Peace Council: Political declaration of the 22nd Assembly held in Vietnam

Archive Photo: WPC anti-NATO rally in Brussels.
The XXII Assembly of the World Peace Council (WPC) was held successfully in the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Hanoi, from November 21 to 26, 2022 with the participation of more than 100 representatives from 57 national and international anti-imperialist movements from around the world.

The Assembly took place in an iconic country whose people fought and defeated like only few other peoples, all-powerful adversaries such as the Japanese empire as an invader, the French colonialists who occupied Indochina and the American imperialists who slaughtered the country with over 3 million victims and with consequences to this day .

Friday, December 23, 2022

KKE condemns blockade on the Armenian population in Nagorno-Karabakh

In a statement, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns the blockade imposed on the Armenian population at Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan. More specifically, the statement (here in Greek) reads:

"The people of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) are once again experiencing great difficulties, following the complete blockade (ground and air) imposed by Azerbaijan, with the tolerance of the Russian "peacekeeping" forces. The Armenians of the region, deprived of food, medicine and fuel supplies in the particularly difficult winter conditions, are facing serious problems of survival.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

New anti-communist law in Poland: Intervention of the KKE at the EU Parliament

The MEPs of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounced the new escalation of anti-communist bans and persecution in Poland, focusing on the changes in the country’s Criminal Code. MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos addressed a question to the European Commission.

The Polish government, by revising the Criminal Code, punishes with up to three years’ imprisonment any person who, among other things, “publicly promotes” or “produces, records or imports, possesses, sells, offers, stores, keeps, presents, transfers or displays in printed, electronic or any other form (...) communist symbols and ideas”. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

PAME: Sell-out “Trade Unions” in the service of the monopolies and the Governments

 By Nikolas Theodorakis.

Workers’ struggles have nothing to do with the filth of the ITUC- ETUC, just as these organisations have nothing to do with the working class.

The recent arrest of the General Secretary of the ITUC, International Trade Union Confederation, and until hours before the arrest also the General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation – ETUC, has come to bring to the fore again the multifarious interference of the monopolies and the imperialists in order to control the trade union movement.

Venezuela: PSUV government gives good news to the capitalists while it viciously hits the working people

"The Government gives good news to the capitalists while it viciously hits the working people", this is how Pedro Eusse, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), referred to the recent information on financial matters given by the Venezuelan government while "a terrible devaluation of the national currency" is advancing.

A few days ago, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez informed the country that "in spite of the criminal blockade" the financial sector had increased its deposits by 210%.

Monday, December 19, 2022

KKE condemns the murders of protesters in Peru — KKE condena los asesinatos de manifestantes en Perú

We condemn the murders of dozens of protesters in Peru

Solidarity with the popular movement and the Peruvian CP

The popular demonstrations that have erupted in Peru after the ouster of the social-democrat President Pedro Castillo and his replacement by Vice President Dina Boluarte, are facing a brutal murderous attack by the state repression mechanisms and the new government that enjoys the support of the majority of bourgeois parties, including the Free Peru party from which Castillo comes.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Facebook's Censorship strikes again

The photo on the left was posted on In Defense of Communism Facebook Page ( on 17 December 2022. 

Today, 18 December, Facebook informed us that the photo has been taken down and the Page is locked for a day, because the photo "violated the terms of Facebook"!! As you can see, the photo was a satirical reference to Nazis as the "victims of communism". 

Once again, social media platforms, owned by powerful monopolies, prove their role tools of anti-communism and promoters of bourgeois, pro-imperialist propaganda. 

Friday, December 16, 2022

KKE: Every party is assessed by its participation in the class struggle

Every party is assessed by its participation in the class struggle

Regarding the (new) statement of the leadership of the RCWP, which repeats the well-known dead-end positions and attacks against our party, the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE notes the following:

First, SolidNet is an important achievement of the Communist and Workers’ Parties and the observance of the rules governing it requires responsibility, which, unfortunately, the leadership of the RCWP fails to demonstrate. In its statements, it continues its unacceptable characterizations, turns against specific comrades, uses inaccuracies, and distorts the positions of the KKE and other parties.

Lenin still haunts the Russian ruling class

“In fact, Zelenskiy is far closer to Lenin than to George Washington. He is a dictator. He is a dangerous authoritarian who has used $100 billion in U.S. tax dollars to erect a one-party police state in Ukraine.” Who wrote this? 

It is the opinion posted on Twitter by Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the Russia Today TV network (since 2005) and the Sputnik news agency (since 2014). Her narrative did not come as a bolt from the blue but is linked to the slanders of those who fought against the October Revolution and saw in its leader “the devil, who broke up the great Tsarist Empire with Germany’s money”. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Greek communists-targets of the Ukrainian death list "Myrotvorets"

Joint statement by Giorgos Lambroulis, Member and Vice President of the Greek Parliament, Sotiris Zarianopoulos, former Member of the European Parliament, and Giorgos Maganas, cadre of the KKE, on the Press Project website:

"The inclusion of our names in the Ukrainian blacklist with the misleading title “Peacemaker” proves the fact that the Ukrainian bourgeois state chose to overtly target us, as well as our Party, the KKE, which accepted an invitation in November 2014 to visit the Donbas region to express our solidarity with the people of the region and Ukraine as a whole.

#QatarGate: KKE MEP Papadakis blasts the EU as "the womb that gives birth to corruption scandals"

“The EU of capital is the womb that gives birth to corruption” underlined the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) MEP Kostas Papadakis during his intervention at the plenary debate held in Strasbourg concerning the recent EU-Qatar corruption scandal.

Papapakis said that “the womb that gives birth to corruption centered in the European Parliament is the capital's EU itself”, adding that it was on this ground that the financial scandal involving Vice President Eva Kaili and other former and current MEPs took place. 

100th anniversary of the founding of the USSR: Speech by Tibor Zenker, Party of Labour of Austria (PdA)

Contribution by Tibor Zenker, chairman of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA), at the teleconference of the European Communist Initiative on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the USSR:

The founding of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on 30 December 1922 marked the greatest state-political achievement of the revolutionary working class to date. It was the result of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917, the successful struggle of the young Russian Soviet Republic against counterrevolution and interventions, the overcoming of civil war and so-called "war communism". 

Monday, December 12, 2022

Ukraine: Kononovich brothers' released from prison, placed under house arrest

The First Secretary of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine Mikhail Kononovich and his brother Aleksander, also a Komsomol member and anti-fascist activist, who had been arrested, tortured and imprisoned in Kiev, Ukraine, in March 2022, have been released from pre-trial detention and are currently under house arrest by court decision, the Belarusian news portal «» reported.

Lyudmila Gladkaya, journalist of «» portal suspects that the prosecution and the court simply cannot present any verifiable violations of the law and therefore have to backtrack on certain aspects. For example, in several court sessions, announced prosecution witnesses simply did not show up. 

KKE supports the LET CUBA REBUILD urgent appeal

In a statement published today, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas expresses the party's support to the appeal “Let Cuba Rebuild”. More specifically, the statement published in 902 portal, points out:

“I hereby endorse urgent appeal “Let Cuba Rebuild”, addressed to the President of the USA, to suspend the blockade of Cuba for at least 5 months, in order to facilitate the supply of the necessary materials for the reconstruction of the country that was recently stricken by cyclone “Ian”, which caused great destruction. 

Is Twitter manipulated by Ukrainian Fascism?

Twitter did it again! Without any prior notification and without any concrete explanation, the social media platform proceeded to the “temporary locking” of “In Defense of Communism” twitter account. The pretext behind this politically-motivated act was that a tweet with a reference to the Holodomor – the notorious anti-communist myth of the Ukrainian famine – was “violating the Twitter Rules”.
The tweet was a photo bearing the message “Holodomor is a lie made up by fascists”. Apparently, numerous Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian fascists, neo-Nazis and anti-communists reported the tweet as “offensive” thus leading to the temporary locking of the account. 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Indonesia's new anti-communist penal code smells like Suharto's horrible legacy: Marxism prohibited

A terrible spectre is haunting Indonesia these days; the spectre of dictator Suharto. The new penal code voted by the Indonesian Parliament on December 6th consists a major setback in fundamental civil rights and political freedoms.

Apart from the ban on extramarital sex relations and the restrictions in the freedom of expression (ban on protests, restrictions on academic liberties, etc), the new penal code prohibits the teaching and spreading of political views counter of state ideology (Pancasila). In fact, under the new legislation, the spreading and teaching of Marxism-Leninism, the worldview of scientific socialism, is prohibited. 

"Yes, but Stalin...", by Nikos Mottas: New book exposing anti-communist lies released in Greece

The book's cover.
What were the Moscow Trials and the so-called “Great Purge” of 1936-38? Who was the actual perpetrator of the Katyn Massacre? What was the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact and is it true that Stalin allied with Hitler? What was agreed at the Yalta Conference? Why was the Berlin Wall built? What happened in Hungary and Czecholoslovakia in 1956 and 1968 respectively? Who were Aleksandr Solzenitsyn and George Orwell? Is there a dictatorship in Cuba? How does the EU systematically promote anti-communist revision of history?

The above are some of the questions answered in the new book written by “In Defense of Communism” editor in chief Nikos Mottas and published in Greek language by Atexnos Publishing House

Saturday, December 10, 2022

100th anniversary of the founding of the USSR: Closing remarks by Giorgos Marinos, KKE Politburo member

Closing remarks by Giorgos Marinos, member of the PB of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), at the teleconference of the European Communist Initiative on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the USSR.  Read here the speech of Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the CC of the KKE. 

Concluding the teleconference of the European Communist Initiative, Giorgos Marinos, among other things, noted the following: 

KKE on Europarliament's corruption scandal: European Union itself is a “nursery” of corruption

Greek social democratic MEP, who also serves as one of EU Parliament's Vice Presidents, Eva Kaili, was arrested on Friday afternoon amid an investigation into corruption implicating FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar. After searches on 16 properties, including the homes of MEPs advisers, police seized around €600,000 in cash, computer equipment, and mobile telephones. 

This is said to include Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Niccolò Figà-Talamanc, director of No Peace Without Justice NGO; the former Socialists & Democrats MEP Pier-Antonio Panzeri; and parliamentary assistant in the Socialists & Democrats group and Kaili's partner, Francesco Giorgi.

Friday, December 9, 2022

KKE: On the shameful effort for the recognition of the myth of "Holodomor" by EU Parliament

In a statement (here in Greek) issued on December 5, the EU Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounces the collection of signatures by well-known far-right, anti-communist MEPs regarding the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine. With unhistorical and unfounded claims recently adopted by the German Parliament, they invoke the alleged “deliberate extermination of the Ukrainian people by the Soviet Union, the Bolsheviks and Stalin”. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Stalingrad reloaded: Will the Russian city of Volgograd return to its former heroic name?

The Russian city of Volgograd may return to its former heroic name, Stalingrad, following a referendum that will take place within the next six months.

On Monday 5 December, a committee of experts on the study of public opinion met at the Volgograd Regional Duma in order to discuss the issue of the restoration of the city's old name. Addressing the audience, Volgograd Governor Andrei Bocharov noted that the issue is of historical importance and a carefully considered decision must be taken, based on the committee's work. 

Monday, December 5, 2022

100th anniversary of the founding of the USSR: Speech by the KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas

The following speech was delivered by the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas at the teleconference of the European Communist Initiative on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the USSR:

Dear comrades,

The international and domestic developments in the 100 years since the founding of the USSR confirm the necessity to enrich our programmatic conception of socialism, incorporating all the positive and at the same time negative experience from the very course of socialist construction in the 20th century and drawing useful conclusions from the victory of the counter-revolution, first of all in the USSR.

Serbia: Death threats against the Communist Party - "We will slaughter you"

Back in October, the headquarters of the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) in Belgrade had become the target of vandalism. "The New Communist Party of Yugoslavia informs you that Neo-Nazis organized a new attack on our Headquarters in Belgrade. They demolished our windows and wrote anti-communist and Neo-nazi slogans", a party statement was stressing out. 

Recently, the Party's premises were once again targeted by fascist groups. According to a statement issued the NKPJ and the Union of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) fascists vandalized the offices by breaking windows and writing graffiti slogans with death threats. 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Event in Brussels: People's housing, a "green" highly expensive commodity in the EU and capitalism

Event titled "People's housing: A "green" highly expensive commodity in the EU and capitalism. The communists proposal for the way out" is organized by the Europarliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Monday 5 December, 9:30 am, at the European Parliament (Room ASP1H1) in Brussels. 

The introductory speech will be delivered by the KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos.

Contributions will be made by:

Friday, December 2, 2022

Union of Communists of Ukraine: Letter to the Russian Communist Workers' Party

Union of Communists of Ukraine, Letter from the Union of Communists of Ukraine to comrades from the Russian Communist Workers' Party

At this critical moment, when the instigators of imperialist war managed to pit the peoples of the two, until recently, fraternal republics that founded the Soviet Union, the Russian Federative Soviet Socialist Republic and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, against each other. The republics which made the greatest contribution to its great deeds - industrialization, the victory over German Nazism, conquest of outer space, development of unique Soviet social relationships, creation of the outstanding Soviet culture - we address to you, the rank-and file communists, who are just like us do not seek comfortable seats in the Duma, Verkhovna Rada, or local parliaments; who do not wait for any approval of those in power; with whom we “will share the glory", and to whom "socialism, built in battles, will be a common memorial". 

Cuba is not alone: KKE MEP speaks at the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions (VIDEO)

KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos
The European Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) intervened in support of Cuba at a meeting held at the Committee on Petitions (PETI).

More specifically, as 902 portal reported, KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos denounced the criminal US blockade against Cuba, expressed the solidarity of the KKE towards the struggle of the Cuban people against imperialism and exposed the lies and slanders released by the EU and various MEPs, from social democrats to the far-right, concerning supposed “human rights violation” in Cuba. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday, as a result of leukemia and multiple organ failure, Xinhua news agency announced. He was 96 years old .

Jiang served as President from 1993 to 2003 with a policy focusing on the further liberalization of China's capitalist economy and the attraction of foreign investments. He is often credited by western media for successfully integrating China into the “international community”. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

November 29 – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

The Section of International Relations of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November 2022, stressing the following:

“On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the KKE expresses its full support for the just struggle of the Palestinians, which is an inspiration for the just popular struggle of the workers all over the world. 

MEPs of the KKE reject EU Parliament resolution that labels Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism”

Cunning Euroatlantic supporters

Supporting the further escalation of the imperialist conflict in Ukraine,  on 23 November 2022 the European Parliament adopted a resolution characterizing Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”. Putting forward the well-known “anti-terrorist” pretexts that have been utilized for imperialist interventions around the globe, the European Parliament, in continuation of previous resolutions-warmongering frenzy, attempts to “whitewash” the role of the Euroatlantic bloc in the imperialist conflict in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. It paves the way for further involvement of the EU in the war as well as for new sanctions that add fuel to the fire. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

KKE: On the ideological–political confrontation at the 22nd IMCWP and the “trick” about the “anti-Russian” and “pro-Russian” sentiment

On the ideological–political confrontation at the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties and the “trick” about the “anti-Russian” and “pro-Russian” sentiment

The discussion about the results of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) held in Havana continues.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

World Peace Council's 22nd Assembly concludes in Vietnam: Pallab Sengupta elected new President

The 22nd Assembly of the World Peace Council (WPC), was held from November 21 to 27 in Hanoi and the northern province of Quang Ninh. The event was the first of its kind to be held in Vietnam.

The new executive committee of 40 members elected Pallab Sengupta, General Secretary of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation, as President of the WPC with absolute consensus.

Thanasis Pafilis was re-elected General Secretary of the Council, and Iraklis Tsavdaridis was elected Executive Secretary.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Germany to officially adopt anti-communist conspiracy theory on Ukrainian famine

Here we go again! The filthy, old anti-communist falsehoods about the Ukrainian Famine, known as Holodomor, are back in the news. 
This time, its the government of Germany that plans to recognize the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as a "genocide" perpetrated by Joseph Stalin's leadership.

"German lawmakers have put forth a resolution to raise awareness of the 1932-1933 famine that led to the deaths of millions of Ukrainians as a result of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's policies", reads a recent article on "Deutsche Welle". 

Friday, November 25, 2022

European Communist Initiative: "On the “green” and war profits of business groups and the energy poverty faced by the peoples"

Statement by the European Communist Initiative "On the “green” and war profits of business groups and the energy poverty faced by the peoples":

The war in Ukraine has exacerbated the already existing inequalities in our society, deepening the worsening living conditions of the working majority, in conditions of an imminent capitalist crisis following the 2020 crisis, which acted as a catalyst for Covid-19. According to official EU data, one in four inhabitants of the EU (more than 122 million people) is living in poverty.

PAME on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Statement by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), Greece's trade union powerhouse, on the occasion of the
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women:
"On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, PAME expresses once again its solidarity to every woman who experiences violence and insecurity at work and in everyday life.

We especially denounce the horrific incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Mexico to be held on 16-18 December

The 7th National Congress of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) is scheduled to take place on 16-18 December in Mexico City, under the subject "For the Socialist Revolution, a Strong, Class and Internationalist Communist Party".

In an editorial published in the Party's official organ "El Machete", the 7th Congress of the PCM "will deepen its policy of criticism and confrontation against the current government of López Obrador and any expression of social democracy, and will seek to strengthen itself in order to have the capacity to promote a revolutionary transformation in Mexico that is urgent and necessary".

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Greece: People's solidarity stops seizure of pensioner’s home by the banks

Protest in Athens in support of pensioner Ioanna Kolovou (Right)
On Monday, November 21, at 5.30 in the morning a bailiff with police forces broke into the house of an elderly woman, a low pensioner in Athens, Greece, in order to evict her and her home to be given to a fund that had bought her debt.

The elderly woman, Ioanna Kolovou, mother of a person with special needs, had a debt from credit cards of 15.000€, which, when she lost her husband, she could not afford its payment and asked for a settlement of the debt. While the bank was delaying the procedures the interests were growing and doubled the debt with the Bank going forward to auctioning her home to a Fund (called "vultures" for taking people’s homes).

Turkish communists condemn Erdogan's attack in Syria and north Iraq

In a statement concerning the air strikes of the Turkish Armed Forces on Kurdish settlements in Syria and Iraq, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) stresses out:

"Following the bombing attack on Istanbul’s Istiklal Street last week, the Turkish Armed Forces has been conducting air strikes on Kurdish settlements in Syria and Iraq since last night. Alleging that this operation is carried out on the pretext of “defense”, the AKP government is once again concealing the truth.