Message of solidarity on the 50th anniversary of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya’s martyrdom
The Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and all revolutionary forces in the Philippines extend militant greetings of solidarity to all communist and revolutionary forces of Turkey, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, founder of the Communist Party of Turkey.
The Filipino people are inspired by the revolutionary lifestory of Comrade Kaypakkaya, who at a very young age, ardently studied Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and applied the universal principles to the particular conditions of Turkey. He indefatigably carried anti-imperialist and socialist propaganda and education among the people of Turkey.
Like many young revolutionaries in the Philippines, Kaypakkaya was inspired by the upsurge of the socialist revolution in China led by Chairman Mao. In his early 20s, he established the Communist Party together with other proletarian revolutionaries. He subsequently led the formation of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Liberation Army or the TIKKO to carry out the revolutionary armed struggle.
Fifty years ago today, the fascist reactionaries captured, tortured and snuffed the life out of Kaypakkaya in the vain attempt to put down the rising cause of the workers and other exploited and oppressed classes in Turkey. The seeds of the revolution in Turkey, however, will continue to take deep and wide roots.
The revolutionary deeds of Kaypakkaya continue to live on in and beyond Turkey. His memory continues to inspire the people of Turkey to wage resistance against imperialism, fascism and all forms of oppression.
As billions of workers, peasants and oppressed people suffer in both capitalist and semicolonial and semifeudal countries, and face the threat of imperialist war and ruin, the need to wage revolutionary resistance grows ever stronger.
Let the memory of Kaypakkaya live forever!
Raise high the red banner of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!
Long live international anti-imperialist solidarity!
Long live the international proletariat!
Long live the solidarity of all oppressed and exploited peoples!
Long live the national democratic revolution in Turkey and the Philippines!