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19th Congress of KKE

Message of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) to the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) on the earthquake of January 24th

Dear comrades,

The Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) expresses its solidarity with the youth of Turkey after the big earthquake on January 24, at the eastern part of your country. First of all, during these hard times, we express our support to the victims of the earthquake and their families.


The young people in both Greece and Turkey should not believe that the death toll paid by our people after earthquakes – or after floods, fires and other similar phenomena recently happening- is a matter of our bad luck!

Only one thing can be for the benefit of the youth in both countries; and that is to fight so that earthquake and life protection measures, in general, are taken right away. The potential and the preconditions already exist; as long as the technological and scientific achievements do not focus on the maximisation of capitalist profits, as it happens with the policy promoted by the governments in Turkey, Greece and the whole capitalist world. On the contrary, knowledge and science within the framework of another development path should be directed towards the satisfaction of our social needs, one of which is also the right to earthquake protection, to security so we can have the life we deserve.

This truth is presented by both our organisations as well as by our Parties in both Turkey and Greece. It is the only truth that can give power to the youth of our countries, turning our struggle towards the actual causes of the problems so that we do not mourn unfair deaths again.

The Central Council of KNE


KNE 2011