A destructive earthquake has hit our country and impacted a large number of cities. Many fellow citizens have lost their lives. We share condolences for all of us. We wish all fellow citizens trapped under rubble, injured, damaged and lost their residences to get well soon.
As the TKP, our priority is to contribute to the solidarity with our citizens damaged by the quake, to mobilize the resources we have for this solidarity, and to evaluate the requests for contribution and assistance to our Party from all around Turkey in the fastest way possible.
Putting aside the political accounts, our Party will completely focus on the solidarity with our citizens.
However, we will never allow the distortions and opportunism of the capitalist system and the ruling party as responsible for this grave destruction.
Resources should be used for the needs of the earthquake area, not a single penny should be spent for political shows and show visits.
Rather than attempting to make the mistake of preventing the people’s initiative for cooperation and solidarity, the government should focus only on what a central authority can do.
First of all, all the airports, runways, highways, railways and hospitals, which were constructed by pro-government subcontractors in violation of the regulations and have become unusable due to the earthquake, should be repaired immediately, and the necessary resources should be taken from the relevant companies. No fee should be paid from the public for the construction machinery required for debris removal and other operations, and the machinery parking lots of large construction companies should be confiscated.
We will not let those who have taken the lives of our citizens get richer after the earthquake.
Under severe winter conditions, growing solidarity, gaining strength from each other, acting in an organized way is not only a human duty but also an opportunity to strengthen our will to protect this country and our future.
We become people, we become citizens as long as we act together against the challenges.
Let’s organize solidarity together. We are meeting tonight at 20:00 to coordinate our solidarity and cooperation efforts in all our district houses, including the quake-hit region.
In addition to instant information sharing, the headquarters of the Communist Party of Turkey will share with the public a comprehensive bulletin, starting today, including observations, evaluations and information related with the earthquake zone and solidarity activities, every night for a week.
Today is the day to grow solidarity.
Communist Party of Turkey – TKP