Gerçek, 25 Ocak 2013
Siar Risvanoglu, founding member of the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP), has been accorded a stay of the execution of his punishment by the so-called Assize Court with Special Powers of the district of Adana, Turkey. Siar had been invited to speak on Roj TV, a TV station that broadcasts from Brussels and is run by the Kurdish diaspora in Europe, on May Day 2010. Upon his return to Turkey, the public prosecutor charged him with “supporting the organisation”, meaning the PKK, the Workers’ Party of Kurdistan, which has been waging a guerrilla war in Turkey since 1984. Siar was convicted to...
Gerçek, 20 Ocak 2013
L’assassinat à Paris de trois militantes kurdes de la mouvance du PKK est un fait d’une grande importance. D’abord parce qu’il survient juste à la suite de l’annonce d’une série de pourparlers entre l’Etat turc et Abdullah Ocalan, le leader du PKK en prison, visant à une solution politique à la guerre entre l’armée turque et la guérilla du PKK. Cet assassinat entame l’espoir que cette annonce avait créé auprès du peuple kurde et les milieux progressistes turcs. Puis, et non de moindre importance, c’est la première fois dans la longue histoire de ladite guerre qui perdure depuis 28 ans que des...
Devrimci İşçi Partisi, 13 Ocak 2013
The Turkish working class has no interests that clash with those of the Kurdish people. The established order oppresses them both. The emancipation of one will, if anything, clear the way for the emancipation of the other. No captive negotiator! Freedom of movement and contact to Ocalan! A free status to the Kurdish people! Democratic autonomy needs security!Make peace with the Kurds, make war with the US!
Gerçek, 25 Kasım 2012
We salute with strong sentiments of comradeship and fraternity the 12th National Congress of the EEK, Greek section of the CRFI, and send you the most sincere feelings of solidarity from all members of the DIP, Turkish section of the CRFI. We hope that your congress will pave the way for the furthering of the revolutionary proletarian work that your party has been carrying out in these turbulent times and lay the basis for future success in the construction of the revolutionary vanguard party of the Greek working class.
Devrimci İşçi Partisi, 23 Kasım 2012
The aggression by the Zionist Israeli state on Gaza that lasted for ten days has, for the moment, been stopped as a result of a cease-fire. However, underlying problem have not gone away and pose threats for the future. The peoples of Turkey and of the Arab countries should grasp the essence of the problem, adopt a more active stand against Zionist Israel and reject the hypocrisy of their own governments.
Ahmet Devrim, 8 Kasım 2012
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is holding a new congress, the 18th, due to start on November 8. The CCP is at the helm of the single-party system of the People’s Republic. The nine-member Politbureau Standing Committee (PSC) acts as the supreme body that rules over this vast country with a population of 1.3 billion souls. The secretary general of the party, ranking number one in the PSC, automatically becomes the president of the country and the number-three member the premier. As is commonly known, under Mao Zedong, the country was ruled not only by a single party but simply by one...
Gerçek, 27 Ekim 2012
The following is the text of a leaflet that the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP) distributed at the Middle East Conference held on the weekend of 20-21 October 2012 in Istanbul, where a host of Arab and Kurdish left-wing organisations from the Middle East and North Africa were invited to speak. This is an English translation of the original Turkish text.
Araz Bağban, 11 Ekim 2012
The Wednesday protest in Tehran last week on September 3 was the result of the recent currency crisis in Iran. This so-called foreign currency crisis started last year when the Iranian rial was losing value abnormally. And the difference in the rate of exchange between foreign currencies and rial is rising every second in these days. The rial has fallen by 25% in one week (last week) and has lost more than 80% of its value since the end of 2011. In other words, the rial faces a real free-fall. As a result of this fall, exchange bureaus were unable to do business since the rate was changing...
Devrimci İşçi Partisi, 29 Eylül 2012
The Revolutionary Workers Party of Turkey (DIP) calls on the revolutionary people of Egypt and its organisations to create channels through which we can communicate, cooperate, conduct joint activity, and condemn this new initiative to bring the two countries together under conservative and collaborationist governments. Yes, Egypt and Turkey should no doubt join hands in fraternity. But what for? Not to serve the interests of the capitalist classes of the two countries or side with imperialism against oppressed nations or reconcile with Zionism. No, the interest of the working classes...
Gerçek, 17 Eylül 2012
After the summer camp of 2011 devoted to a study and discussion of V.I.Lenin, the Leon Trotsky Summer Camp of 2012 was held for five days between 29 August-2 September on the Aegean coast of Turkey, at a site aptly facing the Greek island of Lesvos. True to the internationalist heritage of Trotsky, the camp hosted a series of comrades from Italy, Greece, Russia, Scandinavia and Cyprus. Close to 100 participants shared long hours of theoretical and political discussion as well as cultural and sports activities.