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Turkish left launch international solidarity campaign with Grup Yorum

On October 21 Turkish Police stormed the cultural center of the popular Turkish communist musicians Grup Yorum in Istanbul. Police trashed everything and arrested two members of the group. Since that time musicians have been arrested. The group suffered significant damage; all its musical equipment and instruments were destroyed. An initiative group of Turkish left supported by their colleges in other countries issued a statement for help and solidarity with Grup Yorum. Here is it:

 

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR GRUP YORUM
During the police invasion of Idil culture centre, Grup Yorum’s instruments were destroyed. The fascist police attacks on Grup Yorum, because they don’t want the voice of free people to be heard. They broke the instruments, sending a message of hate. Erdogan’s fascist regime believes that arrests, terror and police brutality will stop the passion for freedom. It is wrong. The will, the ideals and the solidarity are our invincible weapons against fascism. Nobody can stop our strength, nobody can muzzle our voice. Even if they imprisoned us, even if they break our instruments we will continue to fight. We will continue to sing our revolution songs. Because we stand on the right side. Grup Yorum’s songs are songs for revolutionaries all over the world. Grup Yorum must keep singing, and we must be part of their efforts to repair the damage. Grup Yorum’s instrument restoration is also our cause and our duty. At this hard time, we are not only an audience for their music, but comrades and allies. So we must support them, we must show our solidarity and send an international message of encouragement. Grup Yorum is singing for us and we must requite them for that. We call all comrades to support this international campaign for Grup Yorum, by sending money for replacing damaged or broken instruments. Send this message of solidarity, help revolutionary songs to sound louder.
YOU CAN BREAK INSTRUMENTS BUT YOU CANNOT BREAK THE FAITH. WE WILL WIN!

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