24.7.2In our neighbour country Greece, a wildfire has taken dozens of lives, hundreds of have been affected and wounded by the worst disaster in the last decade.
Despite the tremendous efforts, the fire is still continuing and the number of people losing their lives is increasing.
Although the state authorities claim that the fire might have been started by some people with evil intentions, we have the experience from our country that in similar disasters, this such unproven claims are used to moderate peoples’ reaction.
We don’t yet have confirmed information on how the fire occurred. Yet regardless of what happened, we cannot ignore the fact that the established order remains an open door to such tragedies. It is now a very familiar scenario for the peoples of both countries that the wildfires are “employed” to turn public lands and properties unusable in favor of rents of capitalists.
Meanwhile, necessary precautions to avoid such disasters are abandoned for the sake of the capital’s greed for profit and because that the state is no longer shouldering its responsibility to protect its citizens. As we have seen very recently in the railway disaster in Turkey, lives of human beings come to their minds only in cases of emergency. It is mandatory in this wildfire to identify with full clarity all the untaken and neglected measures.
We share the great sorrow of Greek people, and declare that we are ready and eager to help and support in the recovery process by all means. We call on all our friends and comrades to stand with the people of Greece in this hard time.
Communist Party of Turkey