The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) celebrated the May 1st with massive participation of people who do not surrender. TKP hold mass rallies in the big cities of Turkey, including, Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Adana. Tens of thousands of people marched with TKP.
Before May Day, the TKP issued the following statement:
May 1st of 2017 should be celebrated with massive participation of our people who do not submit. Our working class, our hope for the future, should prove its strength. For that, we call all the working men and women, all the educated and youth to march with TKP. TKP will take place with its own rally ranks at the meetings to be held in İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Adana. We announce our participation to those meetings to be held by the initiative of DİSK, KESK, TMMOB and TTB.
On the eve of the May Day of 2017, the circumstances in our homeland and in the World call the working class for their historical duty!
Humanity seeks its way out from the darkness the capitalism and international fundamentalist forces dragged it into.
Regional wars, jihadist gangs spurred by imperialist powers, threats against the countries fighting to keep their independence and sovereignty… Calls for the third world war… Refugees who struggle to survive far away from their homes and from humane conditions; and the monstrous attitude of racists against them…
The humanity experiences an exploitation of unprecedented scales.
Our World is experiencing an attack via child labour, precarity, unemployment and anomaly, to replace the brutal capitalism of 150 years ago.
Our country is in the middle of this darkness. Our people is under the siege of religious fundamentalism, warmongering, exploitation, and persecution!
This siege will be broken by the willful resistance of humanity, and determined consciousness of our working class!
Our country and our world will once again be lightened by the ones, who had nothing else but their labour as their asset, by the working class.
We have our accumulation as big as the hardship we are facing.
We call our working class to TKP’s ranks, which will eventually beat the sultanate of the money, the darkness of the bigot and the missile of the imperialist.
On the 1st of May, we will stand up together with our intelligentsia, our progressive youth, our working men and women who struggle against the darkness, and we will fight against the sultanate wannabes, poor excuses for “sheikhul islam”,the human traffickers, the misogynists,the servants of the money.
The Communist Party of Turkey will convey the Committees Against Presidency, which were just recently embarked, to the meetings on the 1st of May.
TKP will take place with its own rally ranks at the meetings to be held in İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir and Adana.
We announce our participation to those meetings to be held by the initiative of DİSK, KESK, TMMOB and TTB.
On this Labour Day, the fundamentalist government, who is striving to survive with rouge, should recognise the power and dedication of the working class, who would never submit.
On this Labour Day, the capitalist class, who had fed and raised this darkness, and who is now trying to negotiate the current political crises, should receive also their share of the lesson.
On this Labour Day, the workers, the educated, the students should march with the Party of the working class.
To the Labour Day, with TKP…
Communist Party of Turkey
Source: TKP / RedGlobe