Monday, 18. March 2019

On Sunday, March 10, thousands of people gathered in İstanbul's Kartal Square for the rally of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), chanting the slogans "If money has its reign, working people have their Communist Party" and "We are not in the same boat". TKP, as the one and only political party that truly represents the working people of Turkey in the upcoming local elections on March 31, has already launched its electoral campaign in all 81 provinces of Turkey, 85 districts and 2 towns with its mayoral candidates and municipal councils.

The Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties of Europe will come together in a meeting called by the Communist Party of Turkey in İstanbul on February 16-17.

According to the new portal soL, the Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties of Europe which continues its activities since 2013 will hold a meeting in İstanbul on February 16-17 with the call of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). The meeting will be held at a time when the 100th anniversary of the founding of Comintern and will host 18 parties of the Initiative. Titled as 'Struggle for Communism: 100 Years of Political Heritage', the meeting will be in the form of a history conference.

As we informed you in the past, the struggle of Uyum-Makro workers has concluded with a great victory and the struggling workers got their compensations in last month. After the success of this struggle under the leadership of Nakliyat-İş, the other workers were influenced very positively and decided to struggle to get their compensations.

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) made a statement on the train crash on December 13 indicating to the push of greedy capitalists instead of a planned construction. 

9 people died and 86 were wounded in a train crash in the capital city Ankara on December 13. As details of the event that was recorded as the 11th deadly train crash during the AKP government have emerged, negligence behind the crash has been revealed. 

Under the leadership of Nakliyat-İş Union, Uyum-Makro Market Workers, who have been struggling for their extorted severance allowances, have concluded their great struggle with a big victory!

As we informed the class organizations and public step by step, Migros had bought 73 Uyum-Market stores that belonged to Makro Market for 105 million TL. In this process, 1500 workers were transferred to Migros and immediately after the acquisition; they were fired without getting their severance allowances. After the sale of the Uyum Market stores, Makro Market announced a bankrupt, conducted some meetings with its claimants and made some payment schedules. However, they did nothing when it came to the payment of the workers!

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns the Turkish government’s imprisonment of Max Zirngast, an Austrian socialist, journalist, and student. Zirngast — who has written for a variety of publications, including the American socialist magazine Jacobin — was arrested on September 11 by Turkish anti-terror police at his apartment in Ankara along with three other activists. He is still being detained.

Communist Party of Turkey initiates a network for solidarity, communication and struggle against the crisis and its profiteers, with the participation of resisting workers.

Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) last week declared the initiation of a solidarity, communication and struggle network against the crisis and its profiteers, the capitalists. According to the news portal soL,  TKP declared that it would welcome those who wish to have access to this network at its buildings, clubhouses and representative agencies. 'We will join our forces', said the declaration, 'We will not bow down to the bosses. We will clamp down on the exploiters. Those who suppose that workers are all alone should know that we will breathe down bosses’ neck.'

On behalf of the European Regional Office of WFTU we express our solidarity and we demand the immediate release of Ozgur Karabulut, President of Progressive Union of Construction workers in Turkey and all imprisoned workers protesting against slave labour and inhuman conditions in the Istanbul new airport construction.

The 2018 Conference of the Communist Party of Turkey convened under the theme “To the Workers!”, declared its support for the strike of the workers at İstanbul's new airport construction site. 

The CC of the TKP issued a statement announcing the completion of its 2018 Conference under the theme “To the Workers”. Following several weeks of organisational work, the Conference convened on 15th of September in Izmir, finalizing the restructuring of the Party according to its revolutionary missions. The delegation of the Conference saluted the concurrent strike of the construction workers of İstanbul's new airport that had just broke out with the participation of TKP members. In its statement on the Conference, the CC of the TKP thanked all the fraternal parties for their messages of solidarity and support, published on the website of TKP.  The TKP will soon declare a political roadmap for the upcoming period, as well as the outcome of the Conference.

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