This is an urgent call for more active international solidarity actions with people who resist in all cities and towns of Turkey for 10 days for their democratic rights
Dear comrades, friends, sisters and brothers of our movement!
Prime Minister Erdogan and his government is attacking people who try to voice their democratic reactions and demands in all city squares with tear gas, water cannons, other despotic measures and civil war threads for 10 days.
According to the Turkish Medical Association’s first hand data, as of 5th June, 3 people are dead; in total 4355 people applied for injuries, 10 persons lost their eyes and 3 people are in life critical condition because of anti-riot police brutality. Even on 6th June, the day when the delegation for Gezi Parkı met with Vice Prime Minister, in various cities, in the first place Ankara, deadly attacks of the anti-riot police against peaceful demonstrations continued without a break.
In spite of the widespread calls at the national and international level, Erdogan with the declaration he made just before returning from his North African visit showed that he will be insisting on his anti-democratic attitude against the demands of the Gezi Parkı resistance and the other democratic demands of our people. People in Turkey are in real anxiesty that with and after the arrival of Erdogan the scope of the police brutality will expand to cause more violence and death.
We call friends of our movement who until now showed real and warm solidarity with the democratic demands of the people in Turkey to start urgent effective actions and demonstrations, like permanent sit-ins and tenting in front of the Turkish embassies and consulates in their towns and cities and to make a call for touristic boycott in order to urge the Turkish government to stop police brutality.
In solidarity from Gezi Parkı, Taksim square
Cigdem Cidamli (People’s Houses)
on behalf of the members of the movement