The Party for Socialism and Liberation sends revolutionary greetings to the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and extends its best wishes for the utmost success in their electoral campaign for upcoming municipal elections on March 31, 2019.

As the party of the working class, TKP is the only revolutionary force in the elections that is putting forth the class struggle against the rule of capitalists. We are following with excitement and inspiration the electoral campaign that TKP is conducting with the slogans “Against the reign of capital, the people have TKP” and “We are not in the same boat”.

All the bourgeois parties in the municipal elections, whether on the left or right, see the municipalities as institutions for plunder of public resources and exploitation of the municipal workers for the benefit of the capitalist class. In total contrast, TKP puts forth the communist municipal program based on the administration of the municipalities by the active and organized participation of the workers, guaranteeing the people the right to public housing, the right to public transport, education and public parks.

With a list of mayoral candidates who are all workers themselves and the Party’s militants out on the streets engaging with the working class and the poor all over Turkey, presenting them the program for socialism, we are confident that TKP will emerge from these elections having raised the class consciousness and won many workers to the fight for socialism.

It is our firm conviction that the victory for a working class revolution in any country depends on the presence of a strong revolutionary party that will lead the working class in the struggle to overthrow the capitalist class and fulfill its historic mission by constructing socialist society where the political and economic power is in the hands of the workers. In Turkey, TKP is that revolutionary party.

The Party for Socialism and Liberation once again expresses its international solidarity with TKP and wishes great success in the municipal elections next week.

Long live the TKP!

Long live socialism!

PSL International Relations Department