After the blast in Beirut that caused more than 70 deaths and thousands of injuries, Communist Party of Turkey issued a message of condolence expressing its full solidarity with Lebanese people both in coping with the consequences of the tragedy and in struggling for a system that precludes such intolerable disasters.
The full statement is as follows:
The Communist Party of Turkey offers its deepest sympathy and condolences to the Lebanese people regarding the injuries and casualties caused by the explosion in Beirut.
Regardless of the specific reason of the tragic event, we regret the slightest possibility of sabotage that is brought to mind from the recent provocations of the Israeli state.
We sincerely share the feelings of the Lebanese people suffering the pain of the incident just at a time when they have been raising the struggle against the devastation caused by imperialism-capitalism.
It is of no doubt that such catastrophic “accidents” become more probable in a system that trivializes human life and renders the city to the chaos of market forces, besides the “ordinary” social consequences of the system such as unemployment, poverty and the threat of war.
We firmly believe that the Lebanese communists will call on those who are directly or indirectly responsible to account for the tragedy.
As the communists of Turkey, we express our full solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Lebanon both in coping with the consequences of the tragedy and in struggling for a system that precludes such intolerable disasters.
Communist Party of Turkey