Turkey update

Zeynep Tufekcioglu zeynept at turk.net
Mon Jun 24 14:51:10 MDT 1996


I just learned that four participants returning from the annual congress
held in Ankara of Hadep, pro-Kurdish party, were gunned down, by
"unidentified" you-know-who. One survived in critical condition, they
thought he was also dead.

Today, Ankara, the capital, was a big battle field, as the supreme court
tried to shut down another socialist party, "The Labour Party" and strong
clashes between the police and their supporters left hundreds wounded. I'm
told that there are no pavement stones left in the center of the city, as
they were the main weapons -to be pried out and thrown. Many other
socialist/communist parties have already been declared "illegal".

No government in sight yet.

Doug tells me Turkey-worry reports are appearing often in the imperialist media.

I have been saying ever since I came on the list- this place is boiling from
the inside.

Expect more.

I will try to post more analysis about Turkey.

Zeynep



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