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(en) liberta salonica: Liberty in Turgut Kaya Anarchist Federation (gr) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:02:45 +0300


The fighter and supporter of the Kurdish movement Turgut Kaja began a hunger strike on 31/5/2018. The reason for this is the threat of extradition by the Greek authorities to Turkish justice following a decision of the Supreme Court on 30/5/2018. The last pending issue is in the hands of the Minister of Justice, who, if he agrees, then Turgut Kaya will once again be faced with the authoritarian regime Erdogan to serve the rest of the penalty imposed on him because of his policies his positions and his participation in the Kurdish movement. ---- Turgut Kaya is a member of the TKP / ML (Turkish Communist Party / Marxist Leninist), a journalist and historian, and is struggling since his student years. In addition to the persecution of the Turkish authorities, he was arrested in Greece in April 2015 along with three other Turks as part of a pan-European operation against members of the Confederation of Turkish Workers in Europe. He was released and arrested again last February after Interpol's "red" alarm.

Turkish law based on statistics repeatedly violates the rights of detainees, as fighters, trade unionists, journalists and intellectuals are prosecuted because they oppose the authoritarian and brutal Erdogan regime. The Turkish state holds the first and second positions in convictions for violating the right to life, convictions of torture, violation of the right to personal security, convictions for violations of the right to a fair trial, and wanting to reinstate the death penalty.

It is obvious, therefore, that the Supreme Ice sends Turgut Kaya to the snakes pit. This is a decision, which at first seems contradictory. For nearly the same reasons a year ago, he had decided not to issue the 8 Turkish officials, because it was judged that if they were extradited to Turkey, they would not have been "fair trial" and that their lives were at risk. The rationale of the decision considered that the human rights and dignity of the individual prevail in this particular case. We can, therefore, observe the different treatment of state law when it comes to revolutionary anarchists and communists.

Moreover, we do not consider the SYRIZA / ANEL government unlikely to use Turgut Kaya as a means of exchange with the two Greek soldiers. This scenario seems less and less unlikely, as this case remains buried in the hands of virtually the deep state and its diplomatic maneuvers.

Turgut Kaya is on a hunger strike seeking political asylum and being released immediately as he is actually entitled. We must stand solidarity. We must stand against the Greek-Turkish sacred alliance against those who struggle.

NO TO THE PUBLISHING OF THE TOURNAMENT AGAINST THE TURKEY OF AUSTRALIAN TURKEY

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - GRANTING POLITICAL ASYLUM

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