A twin bomb attack outside a soccer stadium in the Turkish city of İstanbul on December 10. The first and larger explosion took place about 10:30 less than two hours after a match had finished on Saturday evening. Officials gave no immediate details on the nature of the second explosion, which sounded like it came from the same area. The Communist Party, Turkey (KP) released a statement condemning the attack. The full statement is as follows:
Since the declaration of the state of emergency on 20th of July 2016, in Turkey 146 press and broadcasting media outlets have been closed. The Turkish government is conducting these attacks on media through decree law. Within the last 4 months the government has enacted 10 decree laws, 2 of them for the closure of media outlets. The second one was announced on 29th of October 2016, when 15 - to date still remaining - mainly Kurdish news agencies, newspapers and journals were closed down. One of the via decree law closed down agencies is JINHA, the first all-female news agency in the Middle East.
We would like to inform you regarding the attack that took place yesterday, Friday, November 4th 2016 in Diyarbakir:
The location that was attacked by ISIS at around 8:00 am yesterday morning was a police school, which has been used for more than ten years as an additional service building by the Diyarbakır General Directorate of Police. It is located in the center of Bağlar province and consists of a a complex of several units that houses also the riot police directorate.
In Turkey, the AKP government's increasingly ongoing operations of political genocide have tonight targeted the deputies of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) who were detained as a result of simultaneous house raids in line with the order of Diyarbakır Public Prosecutor. HDP Diyarbakır MP Çağlar Demirel stated the followings regarding the crackdown on the party executives: »These raids and detentions are a coup. The will of the people cannot be suppressed through an abduction and arrest of their elected representatives. We consider this a coup and never accept it. This is the fascistic approach of the state.«
France’s National Alliance of Elected Communists and Republicans Association (ANECR) Chairperson and Champigny-sur-Marne Metropolitan Mayor Dominique Adenot strongly condemned the arrests of Amed Metropolitan Municipality Co-mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı.
We publish a new statement of the »Hasan Ferit Gedik Center for Struggle and Liberation from Drugs«, which continues its struggle against the AKP politics and for a new human being. Around hundred people could be cured from drug addiction by volunteer of this center, but the police brutally occupied it and prevents the struggle against drugs, while AKP daily creates new drug addicts in society.
The center is named by Hasan Ferit Gedik, who was killed by drug gangs in September 2013 during a manifestation against state drug politics in Istanbul's neighborhood Gülsuyu. His murderers are still unpunished.
On Wednesday, 31st August 2016, around 3.00 am in the morning, the murderous police of the imperialist servant AKP totally surrounded thet neighborhood Gazi, attack several institutions and workplaces, demolished them with bulldozers.
It has also attacked the HFG center for Struggle and Liberation from drugs and arrested all patients inside. The center was surrounded with barriers and they completely prevented anyone from entering the building.
On the night of July 15, Turkey has witnessed an attempted coup which was encouraged by the imperialist forces. This attempted military coup was aiming to purge the “unreliable allies” in the power from the Turkish political scene and to restore the capitalist order in Turkey in coherence with the new climate in Middle East. We strongly denounce the coup plotters who are in line with the imperialist planning in the area of Middle East, in which the Turkish Government has a significant role.
Nevertheless, none of the sides which took part in this inter-state conflict were representing the people’s and youth’s benefits.