Communist and Workers' Parties all around the World released a statement against Turkey's involvement in Syria. (Signatories updated)
ICP, 15 November 2017
An international statement has been released by 31 Communist and Workers' Parties around the World denouncing Turkey's support in fundamentalist groups and calling Turkey to withdraw all kind of military operations in Syria.
The signatories ended the statement claiming: "The workers will have the final word in Turkey, in Syria and all around the world. As the communist and workers' parties, we stand by this word and we will do everything in our power to strengthen it."
The full text of the statement and the signatory CWPs are as follows:
Turkey must withdraw its troops from Syria!
Under the leadership of Erdoğan, Turkey has provided political and material support to terrorist groups in Syria, and has been an accomplice to all massacres perpetrated and humanitarian/economic devastation inflicted upon this country since the very beginning of imperialist intervention. Yet today, in defiance of all international agreements and rules, Turkey is carrying out military operations in Syria under the pretext of "counterterrorism".
We, the undersigned communist and workers' parties, hereby protest Turkey's military presence in Syria, and call for the immediate termination of these military operations.
Erdoğan's foreign policy maneuvers, which solely aim to maintain his personal status and to satisfy the emerging pursuits of Turkish capitalist class, do not serve to the interests of the toiling masses of Turkey or the region by any means. As the undersigned communist and workers' parties, just as we do not sympathize with the pressure and blackmailing exercised by the US and other NATO countries against Erdoğan and oppose to any "color revolution" attempt to be staged in Turkey, we neither accept to label the reactionary and anti-people policies pursued by Turkish government as something positive or even anti-imperialist.
The workers will have the final word in Turkey, in Syria and all around the world. As the communist and workers' parties, we stand by this word and we will do everything in our power to strengthen it.
Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
Party of Labour of Austria
Communist Party of Brasil (PCdoB)
Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Canada
Communist Party of Denmark
Unified Communist Party of Georgia
German Communist Party
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Workers' Party
Communist Party of India
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Workers' Party of Ireland
Communist Party (Italia)
TUDEH Party of Iran
Communist Party of Israel
Communist Party of Luxembourg
Communist Party of Mexico
Palestinian Communist Party
Communist Party of Poland
Portuguese Communist Party
Russian Communist Workers Party
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of Sri Lanka
Communist Party of Sweden
Communist Party of Syria
Communist Party of Syria (Unified)
Communist Party of Turkey
Communist Party of Ukraine
Communist Party of Uruguay
Party for Socialism and Liberation, USA
Communist Party of Venezuela