Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Turkey: Communist, Left parties formed the “Union of Socialist Forces”

An electoral alliance under the name “Union of Socialist Forces” (Sosyalist Güç Birliği) was formed in Turkey in order to context in the upcoming general elections which are due to be held on 18 June 2023.

Under the slogan “We protect the future of our country together”, the electoral alliance was announced on August 20th during a press conference in Ankara. 
The participatory parties include the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), the Left Party (SOL), the Communist Movement of Turkey (TKH) and the Revolution Movement (Devrim Hareketi). 
The formation of the alliance was accompanied by a declaration of support signed by 226 prominent personalities including trade unionists, authors, journalists, lawyers, intellectuals, artists and others.

"We are joining forces for Turkey's bright future, equality against exploitation, secularism against reaction, independence against imperialism”, the four parties declared while setting a five point struggle agenda that focuses on anti-capitalism, anti-NATO policy, public ownership, secularism and social equality.