Workers of all countries unite!
The Maoist Organization for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Colombia sends greetings to the TKP/ml-CC, to the turkey workers and peasants Marxist-Leninist liberation army (TIKKO), that continue Ibrahim Kaypakkaya’s revolutionary legacy, struggling to develop people’s war.
We salute the Turkish comrades, revolutionaries, combatants and masses that fight against imperialism and the reactionary Turkish classes.
We salute the European revolutionaries that raise high the flags with Ibrahim Kaypakkaya’s face at the protests and oppose the electoral path.
We salute the participants of the event to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the heroic death of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya at the hands of the reactionary Turkish state.
The death of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya is heavier that a mountain because he gave his live for the people’s interests. Ibrahim Kaypakkaya is an important leader of the Turkish proletariat and of the people of all countries. This young communist and combatant, an example of firmness until the end, is kept in the hearts of the people and proletariat of the world. It must be commemorated with joy and as a confirmation of the justice of the path for him undertaken.
Ibrahim Kaypakkaya struggled in life for the construction of a real Communist Party of Turkey, based upon a proletarian ideological base, taking firm position for Mao tsetung’s thought against the Jruschov’s revisionism.
Grasping Mao Tsetung’s thought, Ibrahim Kaypakkaya combated the Turkish opportunists and carried out the necessity of beginning protrated people’s war that followed the path of encircling the cities from the countryside.
“There are two reasons why revolutions in semi-feudal, semi-colonial countries like ours develop from the rural areas towards the towns. Firstly, the fact that the democratic revolution is, in essence, a land revolution, and secondly, the fact that imperialism and the reactionaries who are their lackeys (particularly imperialism) have taken completes control of the cities and advanced regions. Since we are a semi-colony of imperialism, the imperialist yoke renders it necessary that the revolution develop by establishing bases in the countryside and develop towards the cities (with us the democratic revolution and national revolution are fused into one).”
Lets Us Grasp Correctly the red political power Doctrine of Chairmen Mao 1972
Ibrahim Kaypakkaya struggled for the construction of an army and a united front lead by the Communist Party, delineating camps with whom advocated for a “revolutionary unity of forces” and tried to revise Chairman Mao Tsetung’s united front policy, and to renounce to the hegemony of the proletariat of the united front and the worker and peasant alliance.
“the people’s united front cannot be realized without a fundamental alliance of workers and peasants under proletarian leadership ans in one or several areas the forming of red political power. To argue the contrary is to rely on the bourgeoisie, lose independence, and give the initiative to the reactionaries, instead of “being self-Laurentian, preserving independence and holding initiative”. What is laking in our country in order for red political power to be born is “a strong party pursuing a correct line” and “a powerful red army”.
The main points on which we disagree with Shafak Revisionism
Ibrahim Kaypakkaya was a firm defender of the right of self-determination of the Kurdish nation, and called upon the unity of the Turkish and Kurdish proletariat and people, to oppose to the oppression and subjugation of the Turkey state over the Kurd nation. He also warned the conscious proletariat that it should unconditionally support the democratic character of the Kurdish movement but always preserving the fundamental interest of the workers and peasants and not to tail the interest of the Turkish nor Kurds dominant classes.
“While fighting against the inequalities and privileges that favor the Turkish ruling classes and the national oppression and persecution targeting national minorities, if a struggle is not waged with the nationalist ambitions of the bourgeoisie and landlords. in this case another nationalism, Kurdish nationalism, will be consolidated… and the unity and solidarity between Kurdish and Turkish workers and peasants will be sabotaged.”
“the conscious proletariat of Turkey, regardless of nationality, will remain completely impartial as regards the bourgeoisie and landlords of various nationalities waging a struggle for their own dominance and privileges. The conscious proletariat of Turkey will never support the tendency within the Kurdish national movement aiming lo strengthen Kurdish nationalist; and will never assist bourgeois nationalism; it will definitely not support the struggle of the Kurdish bourgeoisie and landlords for their own dominance and privileges. That is, it will only support the general democratic content within the Kurdish national movement, and not go beyond that.”
The National Question in Turkey 1971
On this date of commemoration of the life and example of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, the Communist and revolutionaries must take his teachings as a weapon against liquidation, pessimism, and revisionism. Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, had great firmness in the struggle against revisionism and a steel will during the torture endured during his last months of life.
The Colombian proletariat that is now reconstituting its vanguard, the Communist Party, feels Ibrahim Kaypakkaya as one of ours, as one of our class, son of the people, proletarian leader, that has been engraved forever in the history of struggle for communism.
Long live the people’s war in Turkey!
Long live the TKP/ml-CC!
Long live Ibrahim Kaypakkaya!
Maoist Organization for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Colombia