Russian Communist Workers Party

Statement of Communist Party of Turkey



To fraternal parties and friends of TKP

 

 

Kemal Okuyan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey, has been sentenced to 11 months and 20 days of imprisonment on the grounds that he libeled President Erdoğan in an article published on July 28, 2015. The fact that Kemal Okuyan will not serve time provided that he pays a pecuniary fine determined by the court, does not make any difference. The oppressive regime in Turkey wants to punish and silence our comrade, like thousands of others in Turkey, because of his political activities.