A strong earthquake on October, 30 hit the western part of Turkey and the neighbouring Greek islands in the Aegean Sea; and it caused the lives of tens of people in the province of İzmir, Turkey and the Greek island of Samos. Many more were injured and there was significant damage in both countries, especially in Turkey. The Peace Committee of Turkey expresses its solidarity with the people of Turkey, the people of Greece and the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace.
Peace Committee of Turkey
75 years ago today, the European theater of the Second World War, in which millions of people were killed or wounded and which caused a huge devastation worldwide, ended. Unconditional surrender of the German armed forces sealed the defeat of Nazi fascism.
The developments in Syria within the last few days have rapidly driven our country to the brink of war. And inevitably, our soldiers have begun to lose their lives.
With the call of The National Memorandum Government of Libya, the bill that enables military aid to this country passed through the Turkish Grand National Assembly. This bill shows AKP's eagerness to embark on new adventures of war.
The AKP government had been a part of the imperialist aggression against Syria that began in 2011; and now it is seeking new adventures to revive these washed-out policies after the failure of the Neo-Ottomanist policies in this country.
The air and land operation initiated by the Turkish Armed Forces will be deepening the chaos that Syria has been going through for a long time. It will have negative effects for Turkey herself. And definitely, it will have its consequences for the Middle East in general.
Members and friends of the Peace Committee of Turkey convened in Istanbul last week, to discuss the current situation in Syria and WPC’s mission to this country.
A presentation was made by Aydemir Güler, who represented the Peace Committee of Turkey as part of the delegation in Damascus. Güler started by describing the aim of the mission. He continued by explaining the activities within the program.
Down with imperialism
Down with war
We condemn the attack made by the coalition comprising the USA, Britain, France and Israel on Syria.
This attack once again showed that imperialism is content with stupid pretexts for declaring war. There is no evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. And there is no reason for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons and shoot itself, at a moment when it is defeating the jihadist gangs.
Some recent developments raised questions on Turkey’s positioning with imperialism. The operation made by the Turkish Armed Forces in the province of Afrin, Syria, which took place with the consent of Russia has important consequences.
The Afrin operation of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has nothing to do with our country’s national interests. This operation is a new link of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) interventions against the sovereignty of Syria.
Attacks of imperialist-sponsored reactionary forces have turned the country into a bloodbath and displaced millions of Syrian people since 2011. Although the jihadist gangs were largely repelled, the recent developments prove that all powers are the enemies of stability and peace in Syria.
Peace Committee of Turkey has launched a call for the government of Turkey to take action for full membership of Palestine to the United Nations. Important intellectuals have undersigned this call.
IT IS TIME TO TAKE ACTION FOR FULL MEMBERSHIP OF PALESTINE TO THE UNITED NATIONS