Turkey 

Communist women from 5 different country answered our questions on 8th of March

Communist Youth of Turkey International Working Women’s Day was celebrated with tens of thousands of women from all over the world taking to the streets and demanding an equal and free life. We asked communist women from different countries of the world about the most difficult aspects of being a woman in a capitalist society and how their lives will change in the future socialist world. Lígia Fernandes, UJC–Brazil The current crisis of capitalism, which is ignited by the Covid-19 pandemic, deepens social inequalities, misery, and violence against workers all…

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Turkey 

HDP faces closure after the appeal of the Chief Public Prosecutor to the Constitutional Court

Information note by our Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy regarding the closure lawsuit against our party: The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is under a ferocious attack by the AKP government, which was squeezed out of key cities in the local elections and faces immense economic problems exacerbated by the pandemic. On 17 March 2021, the final ruling against HDP parliamentarian Mr. Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu was read out at the plenary session of the Parliament and he was stripped of his status as a deputy. A few hours later,…

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Turkey 

The closure case against the HDP is a new blow to democracy

Press statement by our co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar: The top public prosecutor of the high court of appeals has filed a case with the constitutional court demanding the closure of our party on the same day that the government which, on the basis of political calculations and in violation of the law, stripped HDP member of parliament for Kocaeli Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu of his status as a deputy.

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Young Communist League Canada Canada Turkey 

Immediately release our detained comrades! YCL-LJC stands in solidarity with TKG and students of the Boğaziçi University!

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…

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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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