On March 1, Ankara witnessed two important events. While as a result of
the dirty haggles between the government and the US, parliament was
negotiating the government petition for a permit to allow US troops on
to Turkish soil, there were tens of thousands of workers and youth in
the streets of Ankara shouting no to war in Iraq. From Turkish Marxist
website Marksist Tutum.
The hounds of war have been unleashed. US and British forces started to
roll towards the Iraqi frontier. Simultaneously, Baghdad was rocked by
explosions. This is a reactionary imperialist war of aggression. In the
war between a poor Middle Eastern county, fighting for its existence
and a mighty imperialist superpower that aims to crush it and reduce it
to a status of foreign conquest, occupation and colonial-type
subjugation, all our sympathies lie with the underdog and the victim.
This is what determines our attitude.