Today, Communist Movement (Party) of Turkey (TKH) joined May Day demonstrations in the several cities of Turkey including Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Antalya, Samsun, Mersin and Gaziantep.
Progressive Women’s Association (İKD), Socialist Highschoolers (Sosyalist Liseliler), TKH Youth (TKH Gençliği), Construction and Building Workers Association (IYI-DER) and Class Attitude (Sınıf Tavrı) also joined TKH’s cortege.
A few days before, a statement regarding May Day 2017 was released by TKH:
“Voice of NO must be raised on May Day!
We call our working people and especially proletariat and our progressive citizens who did not bow down to this course by voting NO in the referendum to the meeting squares on the day of unity, struggle and solidarity of the working class.
In this period, where attempts for dictatorship are sought to be realized in the name of presidency with oppression, coercion and manipulation, voice of NO must be echoed one more time against the reactionary and anti-labor AKP government!
AKP government, which have carelessly taken steps in accordance with the interests of the capital and which extorts the rights of the working class without slowing down in its 15-years reign, is continuing its anti-labor politics with mandatory individual pension system and plans to abolish severance pay. Working class of Turkey must maintain a strong stand against anti-labor politics also on this May Day by saying No, just like in the referendum.
The reign of reactionary and anti-labor AKP government that is built with every kind of oppression, lawlessness, corruption and manipulation can only be eradicated by the organized power of the working class.
As Communist Movement (Party) of Turkey, we call working class, laborers, progressive citizens to gather for May Day, the unity, struggle and solidarity day of the working class.
As Communist Movement (Party) of Turkey, we will take our place in May Day demonstrations in İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Mersin, Antalya and Samsun. We call all our friends to participate in May Day with the Party.
For a humanly life, an egalitarian order and a new republic to May Day with the Party.
Communist Movement (Party) of Turkey