Under the pretext of the “struggle against terrorism”, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leads for several months a real project of terror and war in his country, especially in the Kurdish region of Turkey. This outburst of violence against the Kurds and the peoples of Turkey can be defined as crime against humanity and has already made several hundreds victims including many children, and 200,000 displaced.
The Executive Board of the Party of the European Left (EL), assembled in Berlin last weekend, decided to address a letter to the authorities of the Republic of Moldova demanding the immediate release of Grigore Petrenco, former vice-president of the EL, and six other activists who have been arrested during the protest demonstration on September 6, 2015 and are still in prison since then.
The Party of the European Left (EL) condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul, on the 12th January 2016, which caused at least 10 dead people and 15 injured, and show its solidarity to the victims, their families and the Turkish people who has suffered big terrorist attacks during the last month, as the one in Ankara last October, as well as strong repression measures by the security forces of Erdogan government, with dozens of dead victims after sieges of cities under the pretence of ‘fighting terrorism’. The antiterrorist law implemented last year, bans almost any opposition to the right-wing government policies.