Nakliyat-İş Union, which represents the class oriented union movement with the principles of the WFTU in Turkey, organized a massive action at the US Embassy in Ankara in order to condemn and protest the imperialist provocations and plans implemented by the US in Cuba.
In the protest action that was attended by the workers from various workplaces and union cadres, Ali Rıza Küçükosmanoğlu, a PC Member of the WFTU and General Secretary of TUI Transport, Ports, Fishery and Communication, made a statement to the press and underlined the unconditional support of both the WFTU and Nakliyat-İş to the Cuban People and Working Class.
Küçükosmanoğlu pointed out in his speech that the US is an imperialist state that always tries to oppress the peoples of the world for the sake of its own interests. Quoting from Ernesto Che Guevara, he emphasized that the US is the archenemy of the human race and seeks to wage wars, exploits the wealth of countries and kills innocent people in not only Latin America but also in all the regions of the world.
Küçükosmanoğlu underlined the recent imperialist provocations and conspiracies of the US against Socialist Cuba reminding the 60-years blockade and hundreds of assassination attempts against Fidel Castro. “In spite of such attempts”, he added, “Cuban Leadership and People have never retreated against the US Imperialism and have always defended Socialism and their motherland.”
Küçükosmanoğlu also mentioned the decision taken by the WFTU to organize protest actions in all over the world in solidarity with Cuban Working Class and People and once again manifested the unconditional support and solidarity shown by the WFTU affiliates in every corner of the world.
During the action, the workers waving the flags of Socialist Cuba and the WFTU shouted in one voice “Killer US, hands off Cuba!”, “Long live international solidarity” and “Yankee go home!”
After the protest action, a delegation submitted to the US Embassy the Resolution of the WFTU International Conference of Solidarity with Cuba organized on July 22.