CP of Turkey, TKP Newsletter 08.10.2019: The people of Turkey will not respond with a Tweet! & Petition by TKP against the Anticommunist EP Resolution

10/8/19 3:11 PM
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The people of Turkey will not respond with a Tweet!

TKP has released a statement following the Twitter message of the US President Donald Trump who has threatened to “destroy the economy of Turkey” late on October 7.

The statement reads: "... Trump's threats are actually addressed to our people who are forced to pay for the economic crisis. It is our people who have been oppressed for years by the political powers in our country who made friendship talks with the US and European imperialists..."

And calls on the people:

So now is the time to shout loudly:

- Get out of NATO!

- Shut the Incirlik base down, deport all US military personnel!

- Instead of negotiating behind closed doors with the US and Russia over Syria, establish a relationship with the Syrian government and abandon any implicit or explicit annexation policies in Syria immediately!

Initiative by TKP: Prominent Intellectuals in Turkey stand against anti-communism

Many progressives and intellectuals in Turkey have signed a petition initiated by TKP against the anti-communist resolution of the European Parliament. The progressives signing the petition said "We protest the European Parliament's anti-communist resolution." 

Together with representatives of TKP, the petition has been already signed by 166 intellectuals, including well-known academics, journalists, writers, poets, artists, and lawyers. The petition will continue and the signatures will be sent to the EP.


We will not allow the IMF-AKP plans to oppress the working people of Turkey

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has made a statement on the recently announced economic program led by the Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of Turkey's President Erdoğan.

The full text of the statement is on TKP's web site: https://tkp.org.tr/en/aciklamalar/we-will-not-allow-imf-akp-plans-oppress-working-people-turkey




Faculties in Istanbul to be evacuated due to earthquake damage after student protests

University Participants Association in Turkey made a statement mentioning the universities’ failure in preparation for the earthquake.

The statement said, “the main point is clearly visible when we look at the attitudes of the university administrations. The first thing to do for the faculty administrations had to be shutting down the building in the face of the damage for assessment. However, they insisted on the approach to continue using the building and education.” 


Mineworkers marching from Soma to Ankara for unpaid severance pays

 Speaking to soL news, the chairman of the union, Tahir Çetin said: "...The government is a pro-capitalist one, they may want to stop us. We expect solidarity and support from the working class and the working people of the region..."


21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties to be held in Turkey’s İzmir
The 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) will be held in Turkey’s İzmir on October 18-20, under the shared responsibility of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). The IMCWP will be focusing on proletarian internationalism








"Turkey's decision to open university faculties in Syria is unlawful"

Kadir Sev, a former commissioner of audits and a soL columnist, evaluated the decision as "yet another unlawful decision from the AKP government".

"If there are no international treaties, academic units cannot be established within the borders of other countries by making changes in domestic law. Since such an agreement could not have been made with the Syrian Government, there is no doubt that this decision is problematic for international law," the expert wrote.