Young Communist League Canada
YCL-LJC CEC, 5 February 2021 On January 1st of this year the President of Turkey made an unprecedented intervention into Boğaziçi University. He blatantly violated the democratic rights of students and workers by installing a militant from his far-right Justice and Development Party (AKP) as head of the University in lieu of the scheduled elections. The provocative move was met with organized demonstrations of protest from students. The state security forces moved quickly, locking down the campus; sending in waves of armoured riot police to assault students and workers; infiltrating plain clothes agent provocateurs inside the locked down campus; and raiding the homes of students in the middle of the night to take them to jail, labelling the students as ‘terrorists’ as the police detain more and more each day. We strongly condemn the actions of police who have been targeting LGBT youth during the crackdown and mass arrests of…
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Immediately release our detained comrades! YCL-LJC stands in solidarity with TKG and students of the Boğaziçi University!