Communist Party of Turkey’s (TKP) 'People’s Alternative is Strengthening' campaign continues with large participation at a meeting in the western city of Çanakkale on February 18 with the attendance of soL columnist Aydemir Güler.
The event began with the opening speech by TKP member Berna Yalçın Ersoy. In her speech, Ersoy underlined following: "Each day we face news of occupational murders, news of child abuse, news of massacre against nature and female murders. This reactionary market system is destroying our future. But we are not accepting this situation, we are neither helpless nor hopeless. Working people have their own alternative to scatter this darkness that falls on our country."
"TKP WILL CONTINUE TO ORGANIZE"
After Ersoy's speech, TKP member, soL columnist Aydemir Güler took the floor. He started his speech by mentioning the will of communist metal workers which has a strong effect on taking the decision to go on strike. Güler underlined that the TKP will carry on to organize the working people factory by factory, workplace by workplace.
In his speech, Güler mentioned that from the outset of the foundation of TKP, the Party has faced many aggressions but although these attacks sometimes crippled our struggle, every time the Party reorganized itself. Güler stated that right now it's not enough, underlining that the struggle of communists will go on until they become triumphant in their struggle for power.
Güler also reminded that socialism is the only alternative to any compromising political actors.
"IF THERE IS PARTY THERE IS ALSO HOPE"
After Güler, a furniture worker party member Ömer Üstün took the floor. "I've been struggling side by side with my party because the TKP is the only party which opposes exploitation. From here I'm addressing all of my working brothers and sisters, the TKP is waiting for you, come and let us struggle together. If there is the Party, there is also hope. Long live socialism.”
At the and of the meeting, the TKP's new worker and student members received their party badges.