Turkse vakbonden organiseren werk onderbreking in protest tegen politie geweld

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Sinds een aantal weken zijn er in Turkije massale protesten uitgebroken tegen de huidige AKP regering. De protesten begonnen naar aanleiding van de sloop van het Gezi park op het centrale plein van Istanbul (Taksim). Echter al snel breidde de protesten zich uit, waarbij er 10.000-den mensen in verschillende steden in Turkije de straat op gingen om democratisering van het politieke systeem te eisen.

Het afgelopen weekeinde (15 en 16 juni) heeft de Turkse regering keihard ingegrepen om een einde te maken aan de protesten. Honderden mensen werden door het hele land gearresteerd, inclusief de doctoren die de gewonden behandelden en vaak zonder dat de gearresteerden de mogelijkheid werd gegeven contact op te nemen met familie of advocaten. Meer dan 70 mensen die zijn gearresteerd zijn nog niet gelokaliseerd. Honderden mensen raakten gewond, inclusief vrouwen en kinderen die bij de protesten aanwezig waren. De politie maakte buitensporig gebruik van traangas, wapenstokken en waterkannonnen en gebruikte peperspray in het water om de demonstranten te verspreiden. Amnesty International spreekt dan ook van grove mensenrechten schendingen (zie http://www.amnesty.nl/nieuwsportaal/pers/turkey-end-incommunicado-detention-istanbul-protesters) .

Al eerder organiseerde de onafhankelijke Turkse vakbeweging een staking in solidariteit met de demonstranten (zie http://www.tie-netherlands.nl/node/4524). Vandaag organiseren de Turkse vakcentrales DISK, KESK, TMMOB, TTB en TDB een werkonderbreking in protest tegen het harde politie optreden van afgelopen weekeinde (zie een Engelse versie van de persverklaring hieronder). Vanuit onze samenwerking met de Turkse vakbonden voor een meer democratisch Turkije verklaart TIE-Netherlands zich solidair met deze werkonderbreking. In navolging van onze collega’s van de Turkse vakbeweging verwerpt TIE Nederland het buitensporige politie geweld die een duidelijke schending zijn van de mensenrechten en tegengesteld zijn aan het bouwen aan een meer democratisch Turkije. We ondersteunen de Turkse vakbonden in hun eisen voor meer gelijkheid, vrijheid en rechtvaardigheid en sluiten ons aan bij de eis om een einde te maken aan het politiegeweld.

Ook vakbondkoepel IndustriALL veroordeeld het politie geweld van afgelopen weekeinde en steunt de staking:

http://www.industriall-union.org/general-strike-in-turkey-against-governments-continuous-brutal-violence

 

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Persverklaring:

DİSK, KESK, TMMOB, TTB and TDB is going for a Work Interruption on June 17

We are on the Squares Together with Those Resisting Repression and Violence

The AKP (Justice and Development Party) rule has encountered strong opposition of those seeking equity and justice while attempting to use police terror to repress the citizens’ sensibilities that developed against sacrificing the Taksim Gezi Park for economic interests,.

The governing party has chosen to respond with state violence towards the honourable reaction of the people. Our fellow-citizens, who were demanding equity and justice, are murdered, tens of them are disabled, and thousands of them are injured.

There has been a misinforming and slandering campaign against the emancipatory opposition of the people of Turkey by the AKP rule’s blockade of the press.

Yet the resistance of the people isn’t broken, it has overcome these obstructions one by one.

Shaken by the resistance of the people of Turkey for conscience, equity and justice, and having failed to break the resistance, the AKP rule started to reduce the movement to an environmental sensibility, and to attempt to delegitimize the reaction of the people against the widespread police terror and the despotic manner of governing.

The people of Turkey, who are longing for freedom, didn’t play into the hands of the AKP. Facing the insistent resistance of the people, who are not giving up their rights and freedom, the AKP rule has started an inconceivable assaulting campaign right before the eyes of the world.

Gezi Park and the Taksim Square, both of which became the symbol of the resistance, have been occupied by the police using chemical gas and solutions. To make matters worse, including the Kızılay Square in Ankara, there has been instances of disproportionate police violence in the cities all around the country. The police even attacked the commemoration ceremony for people to say goodbye to the friends whom they lost during the struggles.

Children and elderly has been gassed and jolted, disregarding all human values.

The sickbays constructed for the injured during these violent raids, have been scattered. The doctors and the nurses have been detained; the tools and materials for treatment have been destroyed.

The parliament members and international observers who are embracing the opposition of the people have been tear gassed and hit by truncheons.

This relentless police violence is triggered by the prime minister himself with the instructions given during the public meeting of the AKP.

However, the people of Turkey, who demand freedom and respect, keep resisting the belligerence of the government with belief, honour, determination, intelligence and love. The resistance of freedom, honour, equity and justice is growing, surrounding whole Turkey and shaking the AKP rule.

The Prime Minister Erdogan has chosen to build an unbridled repressive regime against the widespread resistance of the people, for being extremely frustrated by the party’s grassroots’ unresponsiveness to his provocations for a civil war. We started to see the police together with military forces on the streets.

We, as the most essential labour and profession unions of the equality, justice and freedom struggle, are of opinion that stopping the aggressiveness of the AKP rule towards building a despotic regime is the most burning democratic task of today.

Therefore, our members will go to their workplaces expressing their objection to this violence, stop their service production except the urgent matters, and march to the central squares in their respective cities, on Monday, June 17, 2013. We are calling the people to contribute to our resistance, to be understanding for the inconveniences that might result from the service interruptions, and to be together in the squares for an equal, free and democratic Turkey.

DİSK (Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions)

KESK (Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions)

TMMOB (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects)

TTB (Turkish Medical Association)

TDB (Turkish Dental Association)

Zie voor de Turkse verie:

http://www.kesk.org.tr/content/disk-kesk-tmmob-ttb-ve-tdb-17-haziran%E2%80%99da-i%C5%9F-b%C4%B1rak%C4%B1yor

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