NGOs and political parties in Adana slam state-mafia relation

Representatives of political parties and NGOs in Adana province warned that corruption can only be prevented through organized struggle.

The representatives of political parties and non-governmental organizations in Adana province made a statement at the building of the Human Rights Association (IHD) to address the allegations of state-sponsored mob leader Sedat Peker.

The Peoples’ Democratic Congress (HDK), Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Labour Party (EMEP), Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP), Democratic Alevi Association (DAD), Human Rights Association (IHD), Contemporary Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD), Turkish Workers Party (TİP), Social Freedom Party (TÖP), People’s House and Anatolian Rights Association members attended the press conference.

IHD Adana Branch head, lawyer Yakut Ataş called for the allegations of the mob leader to be investigated. "Such dirty alliances, pillage, death and corruption order are protected by the politicized judiciary and the pro-government legal system," Ataş said.

"Struggle against this alliance of criminals is a struggle for bread and work for laborers, life for women, future for young people and equal rights for Kurds and Alevis. All the perpetrators of crimes against the public and all secret and dirty relationships among the politicians, capital and the mafia should be exposed. Those responsible should be held accountable before the public," Ataş added.

Ataş pointed out that the government relies on "oppression, terrorism and corruption", concluding: "We call on political parties, trade unions, democratic mass organizations and especially the peoples of Turkey to raise voice in an organize manner and to reveal all the facts.”