WFDY calls the youth of Turkey to the demonstration on September 4


On the night of July 15, Turkey has witnessed an attempted coup which was encouraged by the imperialist forces. This attempted military coup was aiming to purge the “unreliable allies” in the power from the Turkish political scene and to restore the capitalist order in Turkey in coherence with the new climate in Middle East. We strongly denounce the coup plotters who are in line with the imperialist planning in the area of Middle East, in which the Turkish Government has a significant role.

Nevertheless, none of the sides which took part in this inter-state conflict were representing the people’s and youth’s benefits.

Since 2003, under the rule of the AKP (President of the Republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party) the basic labor rights have been extorted, state institutions have been privatised, democratic actions were banned and police brutality against the student youth was normalised. Erdogan and his clique openly have a fundamentalist agenda and they have been serving the US imperialism and the greedy Turkish capitalist class from the very beginning of their political career.

Declaring Erdogan a hero of democracy and taking side with the fundamentalist and pro-market AKP government is equally wrong with expecting help from the coup plotters and the imperialist forces.

Considering these facts, we call the youth of Turkey not to take part in this rivalry between the two fundamentalist forces but to participate to the demonstration which will be held with the title “We will not yield to religious fundamentalism, imperialism and military coups” on 4th of September in Istanbul, organised by numerous intellectuals, trade union leaders and politicians.

As the World Federation of Democratic Youth, we salute the anti-imperialist and revolutionary legacy of the youth of Turkey. Long live the anti-imperialist, anti-fundamentalist youth struggle! Do not yield!

WFDY HQ Budapest, August 27, 2016

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WFDY, World Federation of Democratic Youth is an international youth organization, recognized by the United Nations as an international youth non-governmental organization. WFDY describes itself as an “anti-imperialist, left-wing.The WFDY Headquarters are in Budapest, Hungary.

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The last regret

“The last regret” written by Kemal Okuyan

“Do you regret?” they ask.

Because of,

we row against the tide,

we show determination to walk alone the way we know as right,

we expose attempts of renewing of AKP regime with the different actors,

we say “nothing changes with the election; this order have to be changed; for changing of this order, organized fight should be increased”,

we act with the thought “there is no break or holiday in socialism fight”,

we defend secularism, we resist against Saidi Nursi bragging and religious obscurantism,

we warn to our friends and the working people about politic engineering which has the international forces and the capitalist class behind its,

we lay weight on “there would not be benefit for us from a revolutionary which is not questioning to capital order”,

we carry the interests of working people to the election platform, despite hundreds of pressures, swearing, mobbing, insulting,

we stand against the false dreams which will cause to convict the people of apolitism and thoroughly intimidation,

we remind NATO, European Union and we say “once, the meaning of left was to be against imperialism”,

we speak out the truths, no matter how much they depressing,

we don’t lose the hope in any case, all circumstances,

Do we regret?

What were Gauls saying: “Romans must be crazy!”

We don’t express our revolutionary goals and principles with figures. Before the election, ones called “opportunism” to our decision which was to be join to the election as being Communist Party.

“We are taking great risks,” we replied. Because we showed an almost impossible attitude which would not have turned into the vote in these conditions.

We do not regret it because of we took the risks. It is worth it. We write down to the mind and heart of many friends, not only history; we are organized.

Yes, we have not regret it in election night, when the number of votes at the ballot box for socialism were announced; as we have said before, we set to work.

And you?

Kemal Okuyan is the member of Central Committee of Communist Party in Turkey. He is also chief editor of the daily newspaper “SOL” (means left)

Kemal Okuyan who was born in 1962, has lived in Izmir and Istanbul in his childhood and teenage years. After Izmir Bornova Anatolian High School, he graduated from the Political Science of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

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