Turkey 

Solidarity with the students in Istanbul’s Bogazici University — Statement by the Communist Youth of Turkey

Once again, the reactionary regime of Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey has shown its repressive and authoritarian face. This time, the target of police violence are the students of Boğaziçi University who protest against the appointment of Melih Bulu, known for his close ties to the ruling party AKP, as the new rector of the institution. Melih Bulu has held various managerial positions within the AKP since 2002. He was a mayoral candidate in 2009 as well as a candidate for parliamentary deputy position from the AKP in the 2015 elections.

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Peace Committee of Turkey on the Earthquake that hit the Aegean

A strong earthquake on October, 30 hit the western part of Turkey and the neighbouring Greek islands in the Aegean Sea; and it caused the lives of tens of people in the province of İzmir, Turkey and the Greek island of Samos. Many more were injured and there was significant damage in both countries, especially in Turkey. The Peace Committee of Turkey expresses its solidarity with the people of Turkey, the people of Greece and the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace.

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Statement for the earthquake of October 30, 2020

The Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) expresses its warmest solidarity and support to the people of Samos, to the people and to the Peace Committee of Turkey, which are suffering by the catastrophic earthquake of October 30, 2020, with tens of victims, hundreds injured and incalculable material damage in both countries.

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Communist Youths of Turkey and Greece: Life will be victorious!

The Communist Youth of Greece and the Communist Youth of Turkey, jointly, express our full solidarity and support with our peoples, the young men and women of our countries, who are suffering the consequences of the earthquake that hit our countries, on Friday 30 October 2020. This destructive earthquake, which has already cost human lives in both countries, highlights once again the lack of anti-earthquake protection measures, and the timeless responsibilities of the governments of both Greece and Turkey, which in the face of the profits of the business groups,…

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Solidarity with the miners of SOMA and ERMENEK in Turkey

<üp>PAME, a member of WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the hundreds of miners of the company UYAR who have been fighting for their compensation for years. A few years ago in the black mines of the city of Soma, in 2013 301 miners were killed. While in the city of Ermenek, there was also a fatal accident at work in 2014 with 18 dead. Hundreds of miners in the two cities, who survived the death mines, are now facing starvation and misery after the company did not pay them compensation.…

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Turkey must end repression against the democratic opposition

Last Friday, Turkey’s government issued arrest warrants against 82 members of the opposition HDP party, including the co-mayor of the city of Kars and former members of parliament and party leaders. Members of the “movement of the nameless” platform were also among those detained whereas the spokeswoman of the “Party for Social Freedom”, Perihan Koca, was taken into custody as part of a separate trial.

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Nakliyat-İş protested the greediness of the employers at the cost of workers’ lives

Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a great negative impact on the people, especially the poor in all over the world. As it has been proved during the pandemic, capitalist class tries to put the burden of the pandemic on the shoulders of the workers. The same situation can be seen in Turkey. The employers are so far away from taking necessary precautions that the number of the workers dying of Covid-19 has been increasing day by day. The situation in the companies Vestel and Dardanel is a very dramatic example…

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