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Turkey arrests Marxist Communists

By Leon J Williams

This morning 85 Marxist Communists, including 15 lawyers were arrested by Turkey’s Islamic right-wing government in various parts of the country.

The lawyers belong to a firm that often defends left-wing activists.

Currently there are no concrete reasons why the arrests took place.

A Turkish lawyers’ association, CHD, accused the state of “an all-out attack against people and institutions who oppose the system and struggle for democracy and freedom”.

Although these Marxists, who belong to the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKP-C) are listed as a terrorist group they (unlike the PKK) do not target civilians.

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