The attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch killed at least 49 people on Friday, March 15. The deadly attack was condemned by Turkish officials, the ruling party and opposition party authorities on the grounds of "Islamophobia and xenophobia" in the Western world.
The Communist Party of Turkey issued a statement, reminding that this racist hatred and terror is a reflection of the crisis of capitalism that has lost its mechanisms to convince people of this system. Capitalism, the statement notes, "divides the working classes over ethnicity and religion and tries to prolong its survival in this way". The full statement is as follows:
New Zealand or Turkey: Anywhere, capitalism results in the same
Yesterday there had been a brutal massacre killing 49 people in New Zealand. It became clear by his messages that, the assailant had been in a sick hatred and preparing for the attack beforehand.
This increasing racism, anti-immigrant hatred and, as witnessed in the last incident, a fascist delusion all around the world is the reflection of capitalism's deadlock. Capitalism, which is incapable of embracing the people and has lost its mechanisms of convincing people in all countries, is in crisis. Fed by racism hatred and terror, it divides the working classes over ethnicity and religion and tries to prolong its survival in this way. The fact that the video footage of the massacre by the assailant was shared for hours was also not for nothing. While, on one side, these massacres are happening, on the other side, the neo-nazis and all type of fascist movements are receiving patronage in imperialist countries, even participating in the parliaments. Such attacks, no matter under which costume, are weapons at their hands to be used against the working people.
The pragmatism of Turkey's reactionist government, by commissioning itself and making use of the massacre in New Zealand in order to loosen its own jam, is disgusting. Any response that does not support unconditional equality and fraternity of people, that does not fight against imperialism and the reign of the capital is neither real nor sincere.
Communist Party of Turkey extends condolences for the relatives of the lost ones and expresses deep solidarity with the injured. The racism, fundamentalism, and capitalism will lose, humanity will triumph.
Communist Party of Turkey