KCK Statement: “We share your sorrow”

We offer our condolences to the families and relatives of hundreds of mine workers who lost their lives in Soma, Turkey; we wish quick recovery for those wounded in the mine blast. As Kurdistan Freedom Movement we will stand with you and share your sorrow.

The death of hurdreds of mine workers is not an accident; it is a crime. In Turkey, making production at low cost is being achieved at the cost of job security. Not only the workers are underpaid, but also, void of any job security measures, maximum wealth at the minimum period is being targeted. This sweating system is not limited to coal mines only; it is running in all work places in Turkey. Every year many seasonal farm workers lose their lives in massacre-like traffic accidents on the roads. Turkey, as a country of cheap workforce which has no job security, is an heaven of exploitation. International companies garn huge profits from investing in Turkey, a country with no job security. The workers in Turkey, no matter they are Kurds, Turks, Lazs or Cherkezs, all have been turned into the most profitable exploitation objects both by the Turkish bourgeoisie and the international capital.

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