20 | 04 | 2019

tkpTurkish election authorities moved to block Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) candidate Mehmet Fatih Macoglu from taking office as mayor of Dersim today on “security” grounds. The Supreme Election Board (YSK) did not give any explanation for the decision which it said was based on the “security problem today.”

Mr Macoglu said: "No explanation was made. They said, ‘We don’t approve giving the mandate today because of a security problem and we don’t want to explain that’.” Turkey’s first ever communist municipal mayor said the decision was “like a joke” but added the hold-up would “not put a spoke in our wheel” and the situation would be approached with “maturity and calm.”

DearComrades,

The Workers Party of Ireland sends comradely greetings to the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and extends its best wishes and solidarity to the TKP for the local elections taking place on Sunday, 31stMarch 2019.

The TKP is the only revolutionary force in these elections and is standingunequivocally on a clear and principled platform of class struggle under theslogans “Against the reign of capital, the people have the TKP” and “We are not in the same boat”.

Workers of Tüvtürk Muğla Vehicle Inspection Stations in Turkey, members of of Nakliyat-Is Trade Union, are protesting against dismissals of 18 unionized workers and violation of trade union liberties.

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.

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