People of Izmir, coming together in the ‘Not Enough, but No!’ meeting organised by İzmir branch of the TKP, discussed that just saying “no” would not be enough but that the “no” option would require a determination of struggle and organisation.
In the last two days more than 40 members of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) were detained during the campaign for rejecting the presidential system at the referendum which will be held on in Spring 2017. The attitude of the AKP government alleging to be giving the choice on the one hand and on the other, choking the rest alternatives, has no result other than increasing the distrust and delegitimizing the electoral result. But, it cannot change our firm attitude on our campaign for ‘NO’.
On September 10, 1920 in Baku, the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) was founded.
TKP organised its initial congress, neighbouring a revolution which gave hope to the humanity, just after a bloody war and in a world in which exploiters were fighting to take their share in plunder.
TKP became the party of revolution in Turkey.
Those who die for and those who made a great effort for it in the years following the foundation, took place in this process because they believed that happy and bright days would come only with a socialist revolution.
This belief has never been weakened in 96 years. Today, in the depth of a radical and reactionary capitalism in the country, as well as confronting the dark existence of the 21st century's imperialism, TKP is still the party of revolution and hope for Turkey.
TKP has accepted a decision to proceed its political activities, at a sublime gathering on 22th January 2017 in İstanbul. Thousands of communists from around Turkey accompanied by guests and fraternal party representatives, gathered at the assembly.