Showing posts with label Turkey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Turkey. Show all posts

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Turkish authorities arrested Communist Party's members in Çanakkale

Ten days ago, in the western city of Bursa, members of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) who were distributing handouts inviting locals to "people’s alternative is strengthening” meeting, were detained by the authorities. 

This time, according to soL international, the regime of Tayyip Erdogan arrested five TKP members in the northwestern province of Çanakkale. 

The Communist Party of Turkey is the process of organizing various political meetings across the country under the slogan "Turkey is not hopeless, people's alternative is strengthening". 

Friday, February 16, 2018

KKE MP: "The Greek government becomes NATO's flag-bearer in the region"

The effort of the SYRIZA-ANEL government to play the role of NATO's flag-bearer in the region, in order to serve the aims of the capital, thus involving the Greek people in great dangers, was underlined by the KKE Central Committee member and MP Giannis Giokas during a radio interview earlier on Friday.

Giokas said that the government's policy is to play the role of NATO's flag-bearer in the region, making agreements for new military bases and arms purschase, as well as by closing a series of issues such as the FYROM name case. Through this way, the government argues that it will contribute to the country's upgrade in the region for the benefit of the people. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Koutsoumbas' statement on the aggression of Turkish government in the Aegean

Regarding the escalation of the Turkish aggression, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoumbas made the following statement:

"The latest events consist an escalation of the Turkish aggression, after the formalization of Turkey's claims during the recent visit of Erdogan in Greece.

Before the- day before yesterday- collision of the Turkish ship, we had:

- Continuous encirclement of islets by Turkish ships

- Nearly a collision of a Turkish ship with a Greek gunboat. 

- Intervention of Turkish ships during the wreath laying in Imia by the Minister of Defense.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Comment by the KKE on Imia incident and Erdogan's statements

Regarding the incident near the Imia islets in southeastern Aegean and the statements made by Turkish President Erdogan on Greece and Cyprus, the Press Office of the CC of the KKE made the following comment:

"Both the incident in Imia, as well as the statements of Erdogan consists an escalation of the Turkish provocation, thus refuting the environment of complacency that the government cultivated during the visit of the Turkish President in Greece and proving that the participation of neighboring countries in NATO, as it has been supported in the case of FYROM, under no circumstances leads to stability and security for the people". 

Source: 902.gr / Translation: In Defense of Communism.

Communist Youth of Turkey: "NATO is the biggest terrorist organization"


The Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) issued a declaration about their anti-imperialist stance. Criticizing the NATO presence in the region and the ongoing warmonger politics of the Turkish government, the TKG recalls the spectacular protestation against the US Navy 6th Fleet carried out by leftist students 50 years ago and calls for an uncompromising struggle against imperialists and their collaborators.

50 years after the casting of the soldiers of the US Navy 6th Fleet out to the sea by university students in Istanbul, the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) issued a declaration about their anti-imperialist stance. Stressing the ongoing warmonger politics in the region and also theoretical evaluations against imperialism, the statement has as title: "Those who don't target imperialism can't defeat imperialists: While they preach, we will be the ones to throw imperialists into the sea"

Monday, February 12, 2018

KKE is firmly against the dangerous plans of USA-NATO-EU and Greece's involvement in them


Many international media outlets in the previous period have turned their attention to Greece and the nationalist demonstrations, which were held in Thessalonica and Athens, with the open support of the main right-wing opposition party of ND, as well as of the "Centre Union" and also of the criminal fascist organization "Golden Dawn".With the main slogan "Macedonia is Greece" nationalist and even fascist forces sought to exploit the justified concern of the people about the developments in the relations of our country with FYROM in order to saw he poison of nationalism, jingoism.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Erdogan's "democracy": Turkish government holding nearly 600 people over Syria criticism

According to a soL international report, the AKP government of Tayyip Erdogan says it has detained 573 people for criticizing its offensive in northern Syria since the operation began earlier this month. 

The government last month launched an air and ground offensive, dubbed "Operation Olive Branch", against the Kurdish YPG militant group in Syria's northwestern Afrin region.

An Interior Ministry statement said Monday that 449 people have been detained so far for allegedly engaging in "terror propaganda" on social media, while a further 124 were detained for participating in protests against the military operation into the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Istanbul's new airport: Galley-slave labour conditions and occupational murders for sultan Erdogan's sake!

According to interesting reports by soL international, construction workers held a protest on February 1 at Istanbul’s third airport project site, showing the reaction against the poor working conditions and non-payments. 

Around 1500 thousands of workers protested the working conditions, as their working hours were extended so as to finish the airport project that is still under construction. The workers closed the road to traffic while protesting the project owners.

The protestor workers say their shuttle services are inadequate and the food service is so poor that they have to sleep hungry since their work shifts and shuttle hours are irregular.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Turkey: Erdogan's AKP government bans metalworkers strike as a "threat to the national security"

According to a soL international report, Turkey's AKP government has banned a strike in Turkey’s metal sector, citing national security. 

The government decree, signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, considers the metalworkers' mass strike as a "threat to the national security of Turkey".

Metal workers, rejecting Turkey's pro-capitalist Metal Industrialists Union (MESS)’s unacceptable offer that includes a 3-year validity period for its contract and a 6.4% wage increase, have decided to go on strike on February 2, 2018.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Greve hazırız: Thousands of metalworkers in Turkey to participate on a strike on February 2

As soL international reports, metal workers in Turkey have declared that they will not submit to oppression in the hands of capitalist plunderers, as the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) affiliate United Metal Workers’ Union (Birleşik Metal-İŞ) officially announced that they would strike on February 2.

The Head of the United Metal Workers’ Union Adnan Serdaroğlu said that the collective bargaining of the metal workers encompassed 180.000 workers and 180 workplaces affiliated to three trade unions in Turkey.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hands Off Syria! TKP and Turkey's Peace Committee condemn Erdogan's Afrin operation in Syria

In a statement published on January 21st, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) condemns the military operation of Erdogan's government against Syria. Noting that Syria has long been turned into an arena for the bloody games of the imperialist powers, and that the AKP government of Turkey has sought ways to integrate in these imperialist projects, TKP underlined that the Turkish AKP government's recent military operation in Syria has "nothing to do with any national interest or security issue of Turkey."

Friday, January 19, 2018

KKE expresses solidarity with the Communist Party of Turkey, denounces the conviction of Kemal Okuyan

The International Relations Section of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece has issued a solidarity message to the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) regarding the provocative conviction of TKP's General Secretary Kemal Okuyan.
The KKE condemns and denounces the unacceptable conviction of the General Secretary of the CP Turkey, Kemal Okuyan, by the Turkish courts to 11 months and 20 days in prison with the pretext that in an article of his "he insulted the President of Turkey, Erdogan."

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Communist Party of Turkey: "Turkey is not helpless, the people’s true alternative will be strengthened!"


The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has released a comprehensive public declaration on January 15, calling on the working people to get organized within the party in order to strengthen the people’s true alternative amid the political chaos in the country.

TKP: TRUMP REPRESENTS TODAY'S IMPERIALIST WORLD ORDER

Indicating to the current situation of the worldwide imperialist system, the TKP declaration says, "It has been revealed that the world’s super power U.S. President Trump watches T.V., and eats hamburger all the day for fear of being poisoned. What a big dilemma!"

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Sultan and the Fascists: MHP Party to support Tayyip Erdogan in 2019 presidential elections

Devlet Bahceli, leader of MHP, gestures during
an election campaign.
* MHP (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi), the Nationalist Movement Party is an anticommunist, neo-fascist nationalist party, founded in 1969. Its paramilitary wing, known as "Grey Wolves" is a fascist terrorist organization, known for participating in numerous massacres, bombings and assassination attempts. 

The following article is from sOL international: Turkey's fascist Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahçeli overtly supports President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the presidential election in 2019. Not surprisingly, he has lent a help to Erdoğan since the foundation of the AKP party, rallying to rescue the government whenever it has faced political challenges.

Founded in 1969 in the Cold War era as an anti-communist fascist party, Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and its leader Devlet Bahçeli have become a hot topic recently as the party lends an overt support to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP).

This is Capitalism #3 - Two million children are forced to work in Turkey

According to soL international, the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) protested child labour in front of the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Social Security Institution on January 5. TKP already launched a widespread campaign at the end of 2017, "Child labour must be prohibited". The recent protest came after the Ministry of Labour and Social Security declared 2018 as "the year of fighting against child labour".

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Iran-Turkey: "The alternative to the mullahs and imams doesn't have to be the Yankee" (Kemal Okuyan)

Kemal Okuyan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey and soL columnist, wrote on the political situation in Iran and Turkey on the occasion of the New Year.

How did Iran and Turkey enter the New Year?

We've entered the New Year. It was a New Year's on which the political power terrorised the country saying "don't enter the New Year; enter your home", some caricatural characters kept watch on the roofs to beat up Father Christmas, the minimum wage that is kept at a certain level dooming the people to poverty was praised to the skies, and it was announced that a little more "poison" was to be added into ethyl alcohol to prevent alcohol production at home.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tsipras and Erdogan, both enemies of the working class in Greece and Turkey

By Nikos Mottas

The visit of the Turkish President Erdogan in Greece has concluded. A lot of things were said in front of cameras and, certainly, even more behind closed doors. We could write about several conclusions regarding the undisputable upgrade of Ankara's assertions against Greece's sovereign rights, the unacceptable demand for the revision of the Treaty of Lausanne, the pretexts of President Erdogan regarding minorities, etc.

However, if we would like to summarize the very essense of Erdogan's visit, we must briefly- and clearly- point out the following:
  • Both President Erdogan, as well as the Greek leadership, repeated in their public statements the (trite) wishes about “good neighborly relations”, “mutual respect”, “friendship” and “peace” between the two countries. All these are empty words, taking into account that within the framework of imperialism, within the framework of the NATO alliance – members of which are both countries – actual friendship and peace cannot exist. This is a given and multiple times proven in the passage of history truth. Therefore, with these words, Tsipras and Erdogan do not deceive each other, but they deceive together the Greek and Turkish people.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Statement by the KKE on the visit of Turkish President Erdogan in Greece: "People in both countries must be vigilant"

On the occasion of the official visit of the President of Turkey Rejep Tayyip Erdogan in Greece (7-8 December), the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece issued the following statement:

"The visit of the President of Turkey T.Erdogan in our country did not confirm whatsoever the environment that the SYRIZA-ANEL government was uncourteously cultivating during the previous days by naming the visit as "historical". After all, it wouldn't be different, when only within 2017 the violations of the Greek airspace and maritime waters are thousands, while just before his visit, during an interview, the President of Turkey restored all the new provocations and assertions against the country, with the peak being the demand for the revise of the Treaty of Lausanne. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Communist Party of Turkey (TKP): Tayyip Erdogan and his government must resign immediately!

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has released a statement calling on Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan to resign immediately following the reports showing the engagement of family members of Erdogan in the transaction of millions of dollars to a foreign company via offshore bank accounts in the Isle of Man, soL international reports

The statement came on late November 28 just after Turkey's main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu showed some documents during a parliamentary speech, accusing Erdogan’s family of getting involved in the transaction of millions of dollars to a foreign company via offshore bank accounts in the tax haven Isle of Man.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

TKP's General Secretary Kemal Okuyan: "Shut down the NATO bases, withdraw from the alliance!"


The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), soL columnist, Kemal Okuyan wrote an article on November 22 regarding the recent Turkey-NATO/U.S. row sparked with the appearance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's name in a list of enemies on a poster at a NATO drill. 

"Your anti-NATO stance has not lasted even two days," yelled [Turkish journalist] Nihat Genç in his column on Odatv. He meant the nationalists who began to say "We are being entrapped, we are deviating from the West to Eurasia," just after they bullied the U.S. and NATO.   

Several times we have responded to the question, "What is nationalism?", but let us put it here again so that what we are going to say can be more apparent: