International campaign: JINHA is our voice! Our voice can’t be silenced

Since the declaration of the state of emergency on 20th of July 2016, in Turkey 146 press and broadcasting media outlets have been closed. The Turkish government is conducting these attacks on media through decree law. Within the last 4 months the government has enacted 10 decree laws, 2 of them for the closure of media outlets. The second one was announced on 29th of October 2016, when 15 – to date still remaining – mainly Kurdish news agencies, newspapers and journals were closed down. One of the via decree…

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HDP: The Way Out of This Crisis is not Declaring State of Emergency, but Democracy

Five days after the coup attempt on 15th of July, the NSC and Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency in the country. This step shows the coup attempt might have been blocked, but the desire to rule the country with coup-like, authoritative mentality is not. In this period Turkey will be ruled by Decree-laws against the constitution, the Council of Ministers will be chaired by the President, the jurisdiction of governors will be increased, and vital universal and democratic human rights will be violated while the Turkish Presidential…

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The WFTU in solidarity with the people of Turkey

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses solidarity with the people of Turkey and support to the members and friendly organizations of WFTU in Turkey. The members and friends of WFTU in Turkey, all the militant trade unions in the country are struggling under difficult conditions. They have to confront the antipeople’s and antilabour policies of the Government of AKP, they have to confront the reactionary, undemocratic practices of the bourgeoisie.

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Statement of Peace Association of Turkey on bomb attack in Ankara

The government is responsible for the bloodshed The bomb attack in Ankara, in which students, workers, many innocent citizens lost their lives, is an attack to all of us, all the mankind. The culprits are trying to make our people get used to bomb attacks, violence, terror and chaos. Turkey is being tried to be brought to an ungovernable status. They are trying to terrify the people and make them stay away from politics. They are trying to intimidate the people and thus overcome ungovernableness by intervention of a “super”…

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HDP: Save the victims in the basement of savagery!

For the last eight days, we have been making every effort to have our dead and seriously wounded citizens who are trapped in the basement of an apartment building in Cizre—among them many dead and seriously wounded—transferred to hospital. Our efforts to clear what that is being called the “basement of savagery” (vahşet bodrumu) have continued again today without interruption from 7 am until 3 pm. The medical teams and the municipality ambulance waiting ready at the Cizre municipality set out at around 09:30 am this morning for the building…

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Communist Party: They cannot discipline us with bloodsheed

We cannot let the death to taken for granted. Turkey had discussed the massacre of 1 May 1977 for 40 years. It had to discuss, question and refuse to get used to it. Maraş, Çorum, Sivas… Roboski, Suruç… When one starts adding three dots or the clause “et catera”, the death becomes ordinary. They accustom us to massacres and bloodshed. A society that keeps the massacre in 1977 in the agenda for years is for sure healthier. They target the health of the society through bloodshed. In order to let…

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Solidarity statement of anarcho-syndicalist FAU on the masscre of Ankara

The German anarcho-syndicalist trade union FAU issued a statement on the massacre in Ankara: A peace demonstration under the motto “Work, Peace and Democracy” organized by unions on 10 October 2015 in Ankara, Turkey, was attacked killing at least 128 people and injuring over 200, many seriously. The union federation FAU (Free Workers’ Union) is appalled by this cowardly attack on the labor and peace movement.

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#GeneralStrike Mourning for Ankara Massacre

Following the terrorist attack against the »Labour, Peace and Democracy Rally« in Ankara, the Turkish labour movement called for mourning of three days and a general strike of two days. In a joint statement of the Confederation of Progressive Labor Unions (DISK), the Public Workers Labor Unions Confederation (KESK), the Chamber of Engineers and Architects and the Medical Association of Turkey (TTB) expressed their outrage and declared they have agreed upon a general strike against the government and for peace. The call stressed: »To protest the fascist massacre and to…

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