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Issue #1601      July 10, 2013

Statement, CC of the CP of Turkey (TKP)

The People of Egypt will defeat both the US imperialism and Egyptian capitalists

A statement by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), “The people of Egypt, who have defeated the dictators, sooner or later will defeat the USA and the capitalists as well” is as follows:

In Egypt the people shook the rule of pro-American Mubarak.

However, the people of Egypt could not create a popular alternative to the dictatorship of Mubarak. The USA and the conservative capitalists of Egypt, who considered that an Islamist government would serve their regional plans better, created their alternative. Thus, Mohamed Morsi, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and a close friend of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took the power.

People did not accept the reactionary dictatorship of Morsi. They took over the streets again and shook also the rule of Morsi. But again people were not able to create a real alternative of their own.

The USA realised that there is no way to fit Egypt into the model of “moderate Islam”, which was applied by the Muslim Brotherhood. Then, in order to control the peoples’ movement and protect the American interests the USA encouraged the Egyptian army to intervene.

In the end, pro-American Morsi has left and been replaced by pro-American general Sisi (and his civilian friends).

The people of Egypt, who have been successful in overthrowing the dictators, could not open the way of real freedom.

In Egypt the loser is the Muslim Brotherhood, which is following the same line with that of Turkey’s Erdoğan. The people’s movement in Egypt has shown that this way is a dead-end. This is an important political gain. The fall of the dictatorship of Morsi is the fall of the pro-American moderate Islam and the Neo-Ottoman dreams of Erdoğan and Davutoğlu.

But for a real victory, the people of Egypt should unite around a true revolutionary program and get rid of their pro-American seculars, pro-American Islamists and pro-American liberals.

We know that the struggle of the people will not end here. The toiling masses will certainly build a free and equal order, thus the plans of the opportunist imperialists will fail.

The people of Turkey should learn from what happened in Egypt. But this is not enough. People have to organise, and create an alternative to Erdoğan through a revolutionary program. They should not allow local Mubaraks and Sisis to take power.   

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