July 22, 2015

WFDY condemns the massacre of youth and students in Suruc, Turkey

Photographs of some of the young people that were murdered
on July 20th, 2015.
Special to RY

On July 20th, members of the Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) were in Suruc, Turkey on their way to help reconstruct a museum in the Kurdish controlled town of Kobane. Kobane, in Syria, has withstood fierce attacks from ISIS. SGDF members were at a cultural centre having breakfast with Kurdish organizations when the suicide bombing occurred.

The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), a federation of anti-imperialist youth organizations from around the world, has released a statement condemning the recent murder of at least 30 youth.

The WFDY’s statement connects the murders within the ongoing assault by imperialism on the region:

"Statement of WFDY for the murderous attack in Suruc of Turkey

WFDY condemns the murderous attack that took place in the city of Suruc in Turkey. The attack resulted the death of at least 28 people and more than 100 injured, with the majority of them being students.

This murderous attack took place at a cultural centre of the city during a demonstration that was organized against the decision of the government to prohibit the participation of a group of young people in the reconstruction of Kobani – Ain Arab, which is under attack by ISIS. The Turkish government supported ISIS in its attack on the city, just as ISIS has been funded, armed and supported by the USA, EU and their allies against the freedom, sovereignty, and unity of the Syrian people, as well as their ability to decide their own political future.

We consider this attack a fascist action, and WFDY remarks that fascism in the region is the result of the imperialists plans and interventions in Middle East, and in the whole world as well.

WFDY express its solidarity to the families of the dead and injured people in Suruc, and calls the anti-imperialist youth to follow the path of organized, massive struggle against imperialism and its plans, and also to resist and fight against any reactionary fascist power which aims to break the unity of the peoples, and aims to break the unity of the anti-imperialist youth movement.

Budapest 22/07/2015
The HQ of WFDY"

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