Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist

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Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist
Türkiye Komünist Emek Partisi/Leninist
FoundedSeptember 1, 1990; 31 years ago (1990-09-01)
Split fromCommunist Labour Party of Turkey
HeadquartersNone (illegal organisation)
Armed wingLeninist Gerila Birliği
Youth wing13 March Young Communist League
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationPeoples' United Revolutionary Movement[1]
International affiliationInternational Freedom Battalion
Party flag
TKEP-L Flag.svg
TKEP/L website

The Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist (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 last major action by LGB was on December 19, 2000, when it 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 hunger strikes. The youth wing of TKEP/L is the 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. Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-03-14.

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