13 October 2015

regarding the bomb attacks in Turkey

Some students (most from Turkey) are going to have a meeting and a press release on Thursday, October 15th under the Pegasus statue regarding the latest bomb attacks in Ankara. Meeting time is 10.30 am, press release and commemoration will take place at 11.15am.

Following is their announcement:

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE RECENT MASSACRE IN TURKEY? On October 10th, a Peace Rally that brought together many civil society organizations, revolutionary unions, and progressive and democratic parties was the target of a horrendous terror attack killing 124 and wounding hundreds of people. This attack will go down as one of the bloodiest in the history of Turkish Republic. The goal is to turn Turkey into a country where civil war mongers, sectarians and takfiris [those who declare all others as non-believers] have a free hand. Upon losing its ultimate power in the elections held in June 2015, the AKP (the ruling party) government is now cooperating with fundamentalist Islamist organizations including ISIS, Al-Nusra and Ahrar Al-Sham in order to oppress and exclude all oppositional forces fighting for peace and democracy from the Turkish assembly. Already losing its legitimacy in eyes of the public in Turkey, the future of the AKP is now completely dependent on such organizations. Prime Minister Davutoğlu’s declaration following the horrendous incident stated the obvious: “We have the list of suicide bombers but we cannot arrest them until they get into action.” It is extremely important for the international community to take a firmer stance against the state-supported terrorist attacks on the forces of labor, democracy and peace. Hereby, we encourage international community to express its solidarity and extend their condolences directly to the peoples of Turkey, not to the state representatives who are politically and administratively responsible for this massacre. Today is when everywhere is turned into a field of struggle against this wave of attacks! BARISIN VE DEMOKRASININ SESINI YUKSELTME ZAMANI! 10 Ekim'de emek, barış ve demokrasi güçlerinin Ankara'da düzenlediği miting öncesi, Ulus tren garı önünde bombalı saldırılar gerçekleştirilmiştir. Son alınan bilgilere gore, 500 kişi yaralanmış ve 124 kişi hayatını kaybetmiştir. Bombalı saldırı, barış ve halk için demokrasi talep eden ve AKP diktatörlüğünü reddeden kitleleri hedef almıştır. AKP iktidarının “500 yerli ve milli milletvekili” konusundaki ısrarı, bu saldırının arkasındaki gücü açık bir şekilde göstermektedir. 1 Kasım genel seçimlerine yaklaştığımız bu günlerde muhalif unsurları hedef alan AKP destekli saldırıların devam edeceğini öngörmek zor olmasa da, bugün dayanışma ve AKP iktidarının bu politikalarına karşı sesimizi daha da güçlü bir şekilde yükseltme günüdür. Place: Pegasus Statue (in front of Jazzman) Date: 15 October 2015 Meeting time: 10.30 A.M. Press release and commemoration : 11.15 A.M.

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