Monthly Archives: July 2015

Letter of Solidarity from Ensemble! on Suruc Massacre

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Dear comrades,

On behalf of Ensemble! Mouvement pour une Alternative de Gauche Ecologique et Sociale (Together! Movement for a Left Ecological and Social Alternative), member of the Left Front, we wish to express our solidarity after the terrible attack which took place this week in Suruç against comrades travelling to Kobanê in order to rebuild a town which has become a symbol. Continue reading

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Now, it is the time to claim the struggle for peace

HDPSpotAs of July 24, Turkey has been pushed to an uncertain process. Unfortunately, the AKP government, government agencies and the military have taken steps that end resolution and peace process and de facto ceasefire. Continue reading

Message from the European Green Party on Suruc Massacre

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Following the terrorist attack that took place in the Turkish town of Soruc, the Co-Chairs of the European Green Party, Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer, comment:

“We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the youth activists who were killed in Soruc on Monday. Most of these victims were committed to the fight for democracy and peace, not only in Syria, but also in Turkey.

“The tragic events that played out and the increasing tension in Turkey demonstrate that the country’s Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, has to move beyond his ambiguous stance towards DAESH and come out with a clear position against this terrorist group, thereby stopping to use it as a tool for his internal disputes with the Kurds. He must also defend his citizens, irrespective of their ethnic or religious origin, and start playing a more positive role in the region.

“This latest attack should be considered a wake up call to resume and speed up the process of peace building in the country, and the Turkish government must now do everything within its power to avoid an escalation of violence.

“Resuming the peace talks with representatives of the Kurdish people that had originally started in 2012, with more energy and zeal, remain the best option for all to achieve a positive outcome. The European Union must also play its part in supporting the process.

“A new civic coalition was formed in Turkey, entitled the ‘Peace Bloc’. Made up of several political parties, democratic organisations, labour and trade bodies, NGOs, as well as intellectuals and artists, it will organise a peace march in Istanbul on 26 July to condemn the terrorist attack.

“The European Green Party stands in solidarity with the march, and with people who are yearning for freedom and peace all over the world, in particular the Middle East.”

24 July 2015

Condolence Letter from the Left Summit of Serbia

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To Federation of Socialist Youth Associations,

We offer our sincere condolences to Federation of Socialist Youth Associations and the families of comrades who were killed in the terrorist attack in Suruc.

By gathering and organizing help for the brave people of Kobani, young activists have shown solidarity that should serve as an example to all of us fighting for freedom, democracy and equality. The act of solidarity that these young people have payed with their lives, deserves an enormous respect.

Dear comrades, we hope that this terrible tragedy will not obstruct your brave struggle for a better and more righteous society, but rather strengthen it.

22 July 2015.
Belgrade, Serbia

Left Summit of Serbia

Message of Solidarity from Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan

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The Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan strongly condemns the bombing attack by ISIS that caused the death of 31 young people and more than 100 seriously injured on the 20th of July in the border city of Suruc in Turkey close to Kobani.

The victims were members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations, which is known as youth organization of ESP (Socialist Party of the Oppressed). They were planning to cross into Kobani to rebuild schools, hospitals, museums, libraries…etc. Their gathering aimed at showing the world that there is another front that faces ISIS and its devastative strategy by reconstructing the ruins and thus by supporting the people of Kobani.

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims and we share deeply in their grief.

Whilst these young people, regardless of ethnicity or nationality, wanted to show their solidarity to Kobani, the Turkish government has overtly supported ISIS logistically and even more opened its borders to their black Islamic forces to cross to Syria and fight against people there. The timid condemnation of the Interior Ministry of Turkey does not change this fact.

This is the outcome of the imperialistic war over power of which political Islam and ISIS are a part.

Once again we show our solidarity to the families and friends of the victims, the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations and Kobani.

Suruc and Kobani are not alone. There is an international solidarity consisted of socialists, communists, workers organizations, humanitarian and human right activists that supports them. Confronting ISIS and its supporters is one of the ways to help to people in Kobani and Suruc.

Dashty Jamal
In charge of Worker-communist Party of Kurdistan- Abroad Organization
21-7-2015

Statement by the International Union of Socialist Youth on the Massacre in Suruc

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20 July, 2015

THERE IS A MASSACRE IN SURUÇ!

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A suicide attack has killed until now around 30 people and wounded nearly 100 others in Suruç, near the Syrian border in the Kurdish parts of Turkey, where hundreds of young people gathered to help Kurdish people in Kobanê to rebuild their casual life.

We, as Young European Socialists and International Union of Socialist Youth, condemn this horrible terror attack. The terror attack is one of many terror attacks being conducted in the region the last months. Furthermore, we are condemning the actions of the ruling party in Turkey- Justice and Development Party (AKP)- for their lack of actions against ISIS terrorists. AKP has repeatedly refused to even recognize ISIS as a terrorist organisation and have not been able to give a notable explanation regarding the guns transported to Syria through the Turkish controlled borders. AKPs actions will not be forgotten. Young people’s desire for peace, democracy and freedom must and can‘t be silented by national, religious or financial interests. AKPs desire for an intervention by the Turkish government in Syria through co-operation with ISIS will not be accepted. Equality, solidarity and democracy will prevail!

Young European Socialists and the International Union of Socialist Youth stands with all the resisting people in the Middle East and all of those who are fighting against the violent radicalisation in the region. Peace in Middle East can only be reached with diversity, secularism, solidarity and respect. The answers are spelled- equality, freedom and justice for all!

Peace cannot and will not come by violence against young innocent people, whose brave ideas aims to reach a region for all!

Solidarity with Suruç and Kobanê!

YES- Young European Socialists

IUSY- International Union of Socialist Youth

Condolence Message from ‘Mouvement Anfass Démocratique’ on Suruç Massacre

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Condolence Message from ‘Mouvement Anfass Démocratique’ on Suruç Massacre:
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Dear comrades of the HDP / Turkey

We express our deep sorrow following the terrorist attack occurred at Suruc Turkey to the Young Socialists and that made thirty dead and a hundred wounded.

The AKP government is morally responsible, through its links with branches of radical Islam in Syria, including facilitating access to jihadists from other countries to Syria.

Le Mouvement ANFASS Démocratique / Morocco expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and stands on the side of the Turkish Left, especially our comrades of the HDP, which fights against darkness on behalf of humanity.

Mounir Bensalah,

National coordinator
Mouvement Anfass Démocratique