Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist

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Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist
Türkiye Komünist Emek Partisi/Leninist
Leader Unknown
Founded September 1, 1990; 27 years ago (1990-09-01)
Split from Communist Labour Party of Turkey
Headquarters None (Illegal Organisation)
Armed wing Leninist Gerila Birliği
Youth wing 13 March Young Communist League
Ideology Marxism–Leninism
Political position Far-left
National affiliation Peoples' United Revolutionary Movement[1]
International affiliation International Freedom Battalion
Party flag
TKEP-L Flag.svg
TKEP/L website
See Communist party (disambiguation) for other similarly named groups.

Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist (in Turkish: Türkiye Komünist Emek Partisi/Leninist) is an illegal communist party in Turkey. TKEP/L was founded on September 1, 1990, following a split in the Communist Labour Party of Turkey (TKEP).

Whereas TKEP had started orientating itself towards legal work, TKEP/L wanted to continue armed struggle. It formed an armed wing, the Leninist Guerrilla Units (Leninist Gerila Birliği). LGB carries out occasional attacks, but does not engage in regular guerrilla warfare. The latest major action by LGB was on December 19, 2000 when LGB attacked a MHP party office in Istanbul. One MHP member was killed and three injured. The attack was vengeance for the killing of two TKEP/L prisoners.

TKEP/L has an organization inside the Turkish prisons, and TKEP/L prisoners have taken part in death fasts mobilized by various revolutionary groups.

The youth wing of TKEP/L is called 13 March Young Communist League (13 Mart Genç Komünistler Birliği).

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  1. ^ "Peoples' United Revolutionary Movement established for a joint struggle". Firat News Agency. 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 

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