ESP protests the arrest of its members and executives

ESP deputy chair, Beycan Taşkıran, called for a joint struggle against of the opposition after the latest arrests.

Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) Amed Provincial Organization made a press statement in Yenişehir district of Amed to protest the detention of 48 members and executives. The press statement was organised at Xezal Park, and was attended by Free Women's Movement (TJA) spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan, ESP co-deputy chair Beycan Taşkıran, Democratic Party of the People (HDP), Communist Party of Kurdistan (ERP), Workers Party of Turkey (TIP) executives.

ESP Amed Provincial Director Ayşe Esmer said: "The operation exposes the government’ fear. Revolutionaries know how to fight fascism. They know from history, from their own practices, from the nature of things how to fight. It is time to take a step forward to grow the united struggle, overthrow fascism and move on to socialism."

ESP co-chair Beycan Taşkıran said that the arrests and detention operations carried out by the government against the opposition would reach no result and called on the entire opposition to join forces and fight together.

TJA spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan stated that the operations against the ESP are directed towards the co-chairmanship model. Underlining that the attacks were against all women, Gökkan condemned the attacks and called for a joint struggle.