CP of Türkiye, The statement by TKP Central Committee on the day that the Turkish Parliament would vote for Finland’s accession to NATO

3/31/23, 3:21 PM
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The statement by TKP Central Committee on the day that the Turkish Parliament would vote for Finland’s accession to NATO





Vote for exiting from NATO, not for NATO enlargement!

Today the Parliament will vote on NATO enlargement. The general assembly of the Parliament will discuss the bill ratifying the protocol on Finland's accession to NATO.

This vote is illegitimate. Türkiye is in an election process. Parliament will change completely in a few weeks. It is unacceptable to bring the issue to the plenary session of the Parliament like a fire sale.

NATO's attempt to expand in Northern Europe with the accession of Sweden and Finland after the start of the Russia-Ukraine war is aimed at prolonging the war and perpetuating tensions in the region. The western imperialists, especially the US, do not want this war to end.

On the other hand, Erdoğan has used the agenda of NATO's expansion with the membership of Sweden and Finland as a domestic political material from the beginning. Sometimes he tried to play the veto card with the claim of a nationalist valour, sometimes he tried to curry favor with the imperialist centers by becoming a compliant partner. The result is always the same. Erdoğan's unprincipled foreign policy is once again throwing our country into the middle of imperialist calculations.

NATO is a terrorist organization. Since the day it was founded, it has intervened in the internal affairs of countries, openly or covertly. It has organized assassinations. It has staged coups. It has directed drug traffic. It has shed blood wherever working people come together for their rights and demand equality and freedom.

From the first day, TKP has been standing for the need for our country to get rid of this criminal organization. Today, if something is to be voted in the Turkish Grand National Assembly, it should be Türkiye's exit from NATO, not NATO's expansion.

We know that neither the current government nor the other political parties defending the continuation of this social order can do this.

Communist Party of Türkiye is very clear on this issue.

Türkiye will get out of NATO.

Our soldiers serving abroad as part of NATO operations will be recalled.

American bases in our country will be closed. The nuclear weapons in Incirlik will be dismantled.

There will be no cooperation with those who have accounts in other countries' territories.

Patriotism requires this.


Communist Party of Türkiye (TKP)

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