Monday, November 14, 2022

Istanbul bomb attack: Statement by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)

In a statement about the bomb attack in central Istanbul, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) points out:

We are deeply sorrowed and angry about the attack that happened on Istanbul’s Istiklal Street today, in which 6 citizens lost their lives and 53 were injured. We express our condolences to all our people.

We are against this anti-human attack and against the politics that legitimises such an attack.

Politics is meaningful because it serves as a means to end the exploitation of human by human.

Politics is meaningful because it serves as a means to put an end to oppression tyranny and exploitation against the people.

Politics is meaningful because it serves for our goal of rendering our country a land of equality, freedom and fraternity.

Politics is meaningful to the extent that it glorifies human beings. Politics that targets the people becomes dirty. Communist Party of Turkey is against such blind violence and dirty politics disregarding human lives.

Phrases uttered by some in order to condemn this “blind violence”, such as “no matter from whom it comes” or evaluations like “no matter for what purpose it serves”, are incomplete. These expressions should not be preferred as they would lead to an understanding as if “the aim is right, the method is wrong”. Today, the aims of all actors who prefer terrorism as a political tool are to be countered.

Those who do not hesitate to resort to bloody politics can only represent the enmity against the people, not the will of the people.

Unprincipled alliances, negotiations behind closed doors and a political climate where any political actor can form a friendship with another without any reserves -these will pave the way for such dreadful attacks.

Communist Party of Turkey will not accept this political climate and will resolutely stand against all kinds of attacks that target humanity, drive the people to despair and apoliticism, and usurp the will of the people.

Communist Party of Turkey
Central Committee