Turkey: KESK strikes in solidarity with Taksim protests


KESK (Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions) is holding a two-day general strike across Turkey in solidarity with the Taksim protestors.

“We will hold a strike, making a statement to the press to condemn the violence of those disregarding the freedom of expression and right to hold demonstration … We will collectively take to the streets as part of our demand for ‘Humane Life, Guaranteed Labor and Secure Life, A Democratic Turkey’,” said KESK’s statement. The strike began at noon today.

KESK has been very active in supporting the Kurdish cause in Turkey and many of its members have been jailed in consequence.

ANF reports that the DTK (Democratic Society Congress) has supported the strike and urged the AKP government to “immediately lend an ear to the demands of the people and to take necessary steps for a democratic solution, a dignified peace and a free and equal life”.

2 Responses to Turkey: KESK strikes in solidarity with Taksim protests
  1. Stan Squires
    June 13, 2013 | 17:48

    I am from vancouver,canada and i wanted to say that the Kurdish People got a long history of fighting against the Turkish gov.They have a good friend with the Turkish people in this important fight against the turkish gov.I am sure the Kurdish and Turkish people will win this battle. Keep up the good work.

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