People of İzmir have cried from the opposite shore: “Our heart is with the people of Greece”

People of İzmir have called for solidarity for those who lost their lives in the forest fire in Athens, the capital city of Greece by saying that “Stay strong, neighbor” and have gathered in front of Greek Consulate and Alsancak Pier. The executive of İzmir People’s Houses Evrim Çakır expressed that “We will not dispense with the comradeship of peoples against the organized evil”

88 people lost their lives and over a hundred people wounded in the forest fire happened around Athens. Against the hostile expressions such as “Rest in fire”, “Let’s take gasoline and go there”, İzmir Labor and Democracy Forces and İzmir People’s Houses made a statement and declared that “The heart of humanity should beat where there is suffer. We are standing with the people of Greece”

In the statement, DİSK (Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions) Aegean Region Representative Memiş Sarı reacted to the racist expressions in the social media against the people of Greece and responded those expressions by the Word of poet Ahmet Arif and said that “My heart is of that place where a life passes away. It should be. Of not, my heart would no longer be a human.” Consulate employees also supported the action cheering.

#İzmir Labor and Democracy Forces have said #Dayankomşu [#Stay Strong Neighbor] after putting cloves in front of Greek Consulate for those who lost their lives in the forest fire in Greece.

The people of İzmir put cloves in front of Greek Consulate after the statement and they delivered the banner to consulate employees and expressed their sympathy. Th employees of the Consulate thanked those who displayed solidarity with Greece and said that “There would always be evils in a society. However, we believe and trust the friendship of Turkish people. We will deliver your message to the people of Greece.”

“We will eradicate all this organized evil from the whole world”

The member of İzmir People’s Houses gathered in front of Alsancak Pier and called for solidarity with their banner of “Our heart is at the opposite shore, standing with the people of Greece.”

İzmir People’s Houses Branch Executive Evrim Çakır made a statement in the name of People’s Houses and expressed that:

“The heart of humanity must beat where there is suffer. Comradeship hand must be given there. However unfortunately we saw after the fire disaster in Greece that the organized evil is at work once again.

Those who spill our hatred against from Sivas to Suruç, Ankara to Cizre, Reina to Orlando are also those who say that “Rest in fire neighbor” for Greece today. We are crying to the people of Greece whom we share the same geography from İzmir:

Your pain is our pain. The day is the day of solidarity with our sister people of Greece. We know that our comradeship and solidarity will extinguish this fire.

We believe that one day we will certainly eradicate all this organized evil from the whole World.

After the statement of Çakır, the members of İzmir Musicians Association took the stage with the songs from the languages of Middle East, Caucasian and Balkan peoples, particularly Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Kurdish, Macedonian, Hebraic, Circassian, Arabic songs after expressing that the peoples of Middle East, Caucasian and Balkan have been feeling the same pains for hundreds of years.

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