On 27 September 2021, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) announced their “Democracy Alliance”, which they are now working on as part of their campaign, with the motto “Call for Democracy, Justice and Peace”. Various meetings will be held with other leftist and socialist political parties and groups in response to a call from the HDP, MA reports.
In this context, HDP Co-Chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar will meet with representatives of the Labour Party (EMEP), Halkevleri (an association of community centres), the Left Party, the Federation of Socialist Assemblies (SMF), the Social Freedom Party (TÖP), the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Workers’ Party of Turkey (TİP) in Ankara on 18 January.
Discussions to establish a Democracy Alliance that will raise hopes for a solution to Turkey’s multiple crises will be held at the meetings, which aim to include different segments of society.
The HDP aims to establish a broad partnership for struggle, of all democratic, leftist, socialist and revolutionary forces in Turkey. At the meeting on 18 January, planned as the first round of the Democracy Alliance, discussions will be held on ways of establishing a common struggle including all of Turkey’s oppressed, marginalised groups, workers, women, young people and environmental activists.