To the PCE (m-l) and the working class of Spain
We are deeply saddened by the news of comrade Raul Marco passing away.
Our party members and the working class of Turkey know comrade Raul well.
We read his articles. We heard him speak at our party congresses and at CIPOML conferences. He was one of the most experienced leaders of the International Communist Movement.
He participated in the communist movement in the 1950s and took part in the organised struggle as a communist worker.
In the 1960s, he raised high the flag of Marxism-Leninism against Khrushchevite-Brezhnevite revisionists as well as the Spanish revisionists.
In the 1970s, the communists in Turkey followed closely the fight against Franco fascism waged by Spanish communists led by Raul Marco and learned from his example.
The illegal mass demonstrations they organised inspired us. Just like the Spanish comrades, we lost many of our comrades in the fight against fascism in those years.
Raul Marco was also one of the leading comrades of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations (CIPOML). International working class has had a worldwide communist organisation and leadership since 1994, and Comrade Raul was one of its leaders.
The members of the Labour Party of Turkey considered Comrade Raul as one of them.
If only we could see him off.
However, we would like you to know that so long as the Labour Party exists, Comrade Raul will always be with us. We will tell our comrades, the working class of Turkey and future generations about the life and struggles of Comrade Raul Marco.
We will always get inspiration from his struggles.
We express our deepest sorrow to the working class and the communists of Spain.
Glory to comrade Raul Marco.
Glory to the Communist Party of Spain (m-l) and to the struggle of the working class of Spain.
We will always remember the memory of Comrade Raul Marco and pass it on to future generations.
The Labour Party of Turkey (EMEP)