Our parties address the peoples of the two countries, the peoples of the region, and we call upon them to strengthen the struggle against the exploitative system which generates crises, unemployment, poverty, refugees, educational-cultural degradation, interventions and imperialist wars.
The Communist Party of Turkey started a petition calling for Turkey to break ties with NATO and the shut down of the US military base in İncirlik. The petition demands (1) the US and NATO bases in Turkey to be shut down, (2) confiscation and disassembly of nuclear weapons in those bases, and (3) quitting the NATO, calling back all Turkish soldiers who serve in NATO bases or operations abroad.
The “President” can send troops to any country he wishes, can negotiate with any imperialist force he wishes, suspend anyone he wishes from duties; yet any opinion or act against this is considered as crime. We don't accept this straitjacket that Turkey is being put into, which is essentially the preference of the capitalist class of Turkey.