In Turkey, the state of emergency declared by the Erdogan regime following the coup attempt last year is still in full force under the pretext of “the fight against the coup plotters”. Government decrees issued so far have made clear that this “fight” was not limited to the coup plotters, but rather, since Erdogan called it a “god sent opportunity”, the state of emergency is being used to realise a counter-coup against the progressive, democratic and revolutionary forces of the country. It is obvious that Erdogan regime wants to normalise the state of emergency or keep it at least until the presidential regime is fully established, as it gives the freedom from accountability, to legitimise his arbitrary actions.
As European members of the ICMLPO, we demand the annulment of the government decrees issued as part of the state of emergency, which caused the dismissal of five thousand university lecturers and hundreds of thousands of people, the arrest of tens of thousands of people and the closing of dozens of newspapers, journals, TV channels and radio stations. We declare solidarity with the struggles of the democratic forces of Turkey who demand an end to the state of emergency and engage ourselves in campaigns to achieve this.
Workers Communist Party of Denmark – APK
Workers Communist Party of France – PCOF
Organisation for the construction of the Communist Workers’ Party of Germany (Arbeit Zukunft)
Movement for the reorganisation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE 1918-1955)
Communist Platform – for the Communist Party of the Proletariat of Italy
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist) – PCE (ml)
Labour Party – EMEP (Turkey)