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

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Turkey's Communist Party nominates journalist Orhan Gökdemir to run for Istanbul mayor

In a meeting held at Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center in Istanbul, the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) presented its candidates for the local elections that are scheduled to take place on 31 March 2024. 

TKP General Secretary Kemal Okuyan underlined: “We are a Marxist party. We know that it is the central political power that will change everything. "However, local elections offer the opportunity to create some cracks in the order", he said.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Cypriot communists protested against foreign military bases and NATO in Nicosia

Photo: 902.gr
With slogans like "No to the bases of death and all foreign armies", members and friends of the Cyprus Communist Initiative (CCI) organized on Saturday a demonstration at the United Kingdom High Commission in Nicosia.

The protesters denounced Israel's genocidal crimes against the Palestinian people and the bloodshed in Yemen, also highlighting the involvement of Cyprus through the British bases thus condemning the complicity of yet another Cypriot government. The Communist Initiative also denounced Cyprus' participation in the EU's imperialist military operation in the Red Sea.
 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Communist Party of Turkey on anniversary of deadly earthquake: "We will not forget, we will not forgive"

In a statement on the first anniversary of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit South Eastern Turkey and Syria in February 2023, leading to at least 54,000 deaths, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) stresses out:

"We remember the great disaster like it was yesterday.

How can we forget the thousands of people who died under the rubble while the state was completely absent, who were displaced from their homes and left to despair, how can we forget our neighborhoods, our districts, our labor, our history. 

Monday, January 15, 2024

Security threat: Ottomanism, Islamism, Kurdism, Turkism and Imperialism!

Security threat: Ottomanism, Islamism, Kurdism, Turkism and Imperialism!
 
On the evening of January 12, many soldiers were killed and wounded. The attack did not take place within Turkey’s borders, but instead beyond them.

We know that the real reason for Turkey’s military presence in foreign lands, especially in Syria and Iraq, is the insatiable greed for profit of the capitalist class.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Turkish communists cowardly attacked by fascists in Ankara University — Messages of solidarity

On November 21, students-members of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Youth (TKG) became targets of a cowardly attack by fascists, presumably members of "Grey Wolves" far-right group, outside the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University's Cebeci campus. Two Communist Party members were slightly injured.

There was a similar attack attempt by fascists at the same faculty a few days earlier, but it was repelled by TKP members. 

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Turkey and the Socialist Revolution: Are We Chasing a Dream?

By Kemal Okuyan, TKP General Secretary 

October 2023 

The question “Do you really believe in revolution?” is probably not asked only to Turkish communists. 

It has been 32 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. We labeled the 20th century the era of transition from capitalism to socialism. In the last decade of that century and in the period that followed, we did not encounter even a single example that could mean “transition to socialism”. 

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The war in Gaza and the stance of the communists

By Nikos Mottas.

The slaughter in the Middle East didn't begin on October 7. Last weeks' developments have been in gestation in the womb of a colossal injustice experienced by an entire people. The Palestinian people.

The reality is one and indisputable: The occupation of Palestinian territories by the Israeli state and the absence of an independent, sovereign Palestinian state are the source of the evil, which has been perpetuated since 1948, thus leading to millions of victims and displaced people. 

Sunday, August 20, 2023

KKE and AKEL condemn attack on UN peacekeeping forces in Cyprus' buffer zone

KKE: The decision of the occupation authorities on Cyprus aims at the creation of fait accompli

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in an announcement on Saturday underlined that the occupation authorities in north Cyprus arbitrary decision to carry out unauthorised construction works for the opening of a road that would link the occupied village Arsos with Pyla (inhabited by Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots) along with the attack against UN peacekeeping forces aims to the creation of fait accompli and triggers a dangerous tension in the area.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

The struggle against NATO cannot be postponed — Statement by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)

Following Tayyip Erdogan's "green light" for Sweden's accession to NATO within the framework of the imperialist alliance's Summit in Vilnius, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued a statement:

"It is only a matter of time before NATO, the world’s largest terrorist organisation, expands to include one more country.

We cannot be expected to remain indifferent to Sweden’s membership of NATO. Our interest does not only come from our responsibility to fight against the role of our own government in the oppression of the peoples of other countries. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

KKE denounces the dangerous games played by ND, SYRIZA and PASOK with the Muslim minority of Thrace

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounces the dangerous games that New Democracy, SYRIZA and PASOK are playing with the Muslim minority of Thrace. All the more so at a time when serious unfavourable settlements in Greek-Turkish relations are in the pipeline, with the direct intervention of the US–NATO, which have established their presence in Thrace with the responsibility of both the New Democracy and the SYRIZA government.

The acute problems faced by the minority in Thrace have the same cause as those faced by the entire Greek people; therefore the struggle must be joint within the framework of the labour and popular movement. 

Sunday, June 11, 2023

The 23rd International Meeting of Communist Parties (IMCWP) to be held in Izmir, Turkey on 20-22 October

Turkey's coastal city of Izmir will be the hosting place of the 23rd International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) on October 20-22, 2023.

The decision was taken during the IMCWP Working Group meeting that was held in Istanbul on Saturday 10 June.

The responsibility for organizing and hosting of October's meeting belongs to the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). It is reminded that Izmir had hosted the 21st IMCWP in October 2019.  

Thursday, June 1, 2023

10th anniversary of Gezi Park Resistance: TKP hold a protest on Istanbul's Istiklal street

Communist Party of Türkiye (TKP) organised a demonstration on Istiklal Street in İstanbul today on the 10th anniversary of Gezi Park Resistance. TKP members, who 10 years ago hung the banner of “Don’t Bow Down” on Atatürk Cultural Center -this slogan had become the symbol of the resistance afterwards- this time hung it on Demirören Shopping Mall and chanted slogans of “Everywhere Taksim Everywhere Resistance”, “Don’t Bow Down, Reclaim Your Country”, “This is just the beginning, keep on struggling”. TKP members marched on Istiklal Street and faced police intervention in the first minutes of the protest.
 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on Erdogan's re-election: No room for pessimism, we 'll be victorious

In a statement for Tayyip Erdogan's victory in the second round of the Turkish presidential elections, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) points out:

"Those who are trying to squeeze the struggle of this people into the ballot box should shut up from now on!

The results of the second round of the presidential elections have been largely finalized. Of course, it cannot be said that what emerged as the outcome of the elections, which were pointed to determine the fate of Turkey, is a hope for a bright future.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Statement of the Communist Party of Türkiye on the result of the May 14 elections

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on the outcome of the May 14 Election:

Defeating the AKP by becoming like the AKP was a great illusion and deceiving the people. The so-called Nation Alliance is the subject of this illusion and the effort to deceive the people.

AKP, on the other hand, has been deceiving the country for more than 20 years. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

What will happen in Turkey if the Communist Party comes to power on May 14...

General elections in Turkey are scheduled to take place on May 14th and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has announced what it would do during the first week after coming to power:

In just one (1) week...

We will provide electricity, water, natural gas and urban transport free of charge.
    
We will start working to ensure that all our citizens have a house where they can live humanely within one year, we will seize the houses owned by large construction companies and distribute them to those in need, we will ensure that the rents of our citizens who do not own a house are paid by the state in this one year. 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

A strong TKP in Türkiye and a strong KKE in Greece — that's what the people need

Interview of Eliseos Vagenas, member of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in TKP’s soL website:


Elections in Greece will be held on May 21. While it was expected that the elections would be held on an earlier date, they were postponed due to the train accident, which can be considered a "working class agenda". What is the political atmosphere in which Greece moves towards the elections?

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Thanasis Pafilis (KKE): "Today the people in Türkiye and Greece need a strong Communist Party"

A delegation of the KKE took part in the mass event organized by the Communist Party of Türkiye (TKP) on Sunday 9/3 in Ankara ahead of the national and presidential elections that will be held in Turkey on 14 May. Thanasis Pafilis, member of the CC of the KKE, MP and head of the National list of the KKE delivered a greeting speech.

The full speech reads as follows:

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Communist Party of Turkey (TKP): Vote for exiting from NATO, not for NATO enlargement!

Statement by the CC of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on Turkish Parliament's ratification of Finland’s accession to the imperialist alliance of NATO:

Vote for exiting from NATO, not for NATO enlargement!

Today the Parliament will vote on NATO enlargement. The general assembly of the Parliament will discuss the bill ratifying the protocol on Finland’s accession to NATO.

Monday, February 20, 2023

"We will not suffocate under rubble once again!": Large solidarity event by the Communist Party of Turkey held in Ankara

On the dawn of the 6th of February, the southern region of Turkey was hit by a grave earthquake, followed by another one during the day, of 7.7 and 7.6 magnitudes, respectively. The earthquake impacted a wide zone of more than 10 cities. The Communist Party of Turkey initiated its rescue and solidarity work immediately after the earthquake, in the impacted region as well as other parts of the country, collecting aid materials and channeling them to those in need. 

On Saturday, the 18th of February, a massive event in the Kocatepe Cultural Center of Ankara was held, with the slogan “We are standing up, not to suffocate under rubble once again!

Monday, February 13, 2023

Turkish communist leader Kemal Okuyan assesses the earthquake disaster: "A big storm is brewing"

On February 10th, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), Kemal Okuyan, made an assessment about the disaster in the earthquake-hit region of southern Turkey:

"The darkness of the AKP along with the market economy based on exploitation and plunder cost the lives of tens of thousands of our citizens , and left millions of people homeless. This is a terrible, unacceptable, revolting situation. There is more. Turkey has become completely open to a new operation of domestic and foreign capital and imperialist centers.