Spectacular event in Izmir for the anniversaries of the October Revolution and the foundation of the Republic of Turkey

The Communist Party of Turkey and the Communist Youth of Turkey gathered thousands of people in Izmir for an event dedicated to the anniversaries of the Great October Socialist Revolution and the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) held a big event on Oct. 28 in Izmir dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution led by the Bolsheviks in 1917 and the 94th anniversary of Republic of Turkey’s foundation in 1923. Receiving a considerable amount of participation from the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG), the spectacular event attracted big attention despite rainfall.

The programme was carried out with live performances of theatre and music, political speeches and short documentaries. Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Arvanitakis and the Secretary-General of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) Astor Garcia also were present in the event entitled as “Socialism will look good on the Republic”.

In his speech, the Secretary-General of the TKP Kemal Okuyan stated, “Those who believed the possibility of an equal world laid their hands on the issue in 1917. After the October Revolution, people in the Soviet Union began to be provided with all fundamental human rights including free housing, heating, electricity and water, and transportation. Yet, they had made some mistakes; they underestimated the enemy, namely imperialism and capitalism. And the Soviet Union collapsed… The same reactionary forces destroyed the Republic of Turkey.” And he ended his speech by claiming, “We will found a better one. Socialism will look good on the Republic!”