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Leadership of the revolution can only be realized through a mode of political struggle which comprehends and replies the needs of revolutionary progress and class warfare. Continuous effort to build fronts among the revolutionary and antifascist forces, as a typical feature of the mode of political practices of MLKP, is relevant to fulfill one of these basic needs of the struggle. The mentality which imposes itself on other revolutionary and antifascist forces, which relates peremptorily and arrogantly, which ignores revolutionary opportunities outside itself, is strange to MLKP. In that, the party, as a collective mind and willpower, born from a unity herself, carries unitiveness and comprehensiveness in her soil.

The concept of "comradeship-in-arm", defines the ideological-political principle directing MLKP's relationships with other revolutionary organizations. MLKP, throughout its history, has always followed the line which develops the revolutionary solidarity, unified struggle, revolutionary collaboration and common working culture through her efforts in the examples of ranging from creating unifications of revolutionary action to the attempt of "front of revolutionary parties and organizations", from the aim of forming a "liberation front" with all progressive and revolutionary forces to building common platforms around concrete political issues. The Central Coordination of Prisons, the Platform of Unified Revolutionary Forces and election alliances are the first examples that come to mind about this.

The focal point of fronting policy of the MLKP, is to build the "unified revolutionary leadership". This means that front of revolutionary parties and organizations, unifying certain amount of their forces in common organizations according to common political purposes and executing the political leadership duty with a unified mode.

Today, with the important contributions of MLKP, the combatant section of the laboring left movement of Turkey and Kurdistan has achieved unique forms of fronts and unified revolutionary leadership. Popular democratic front gathering broad masses around on the basis of legal and practical legitimate struggle is the legal form of this leadership. Peoples' Unified Revolution Movement (HBDH) which upholds the illegal and politic-military forms of the struggle, on the other hand, is the underground form of fronting. It is headed towards a level where these two fronting forms practically complete each other.

The understanding of unified revolutionary leadership, is increasingly finding its correspondence in the reality of HBDH which has a common center and common commandments and tends to organize common militia and guerrilla units. Founded parallel to HBDH, Women's Unified Revolution Movement (KBDH) is also taking progressing steps as the underground front form of women's liberation struggle.


The proletarian internationalist character of MLKP, finds its purist expression in the approach of communists from Turkey towards Kurdish national revolution or in the practice of International Freedom Battalion in Rojava. But beyond that, acting from the fact that the proletarian class struggle is originally an international struggle, the MLKP, perceives her struggle for the victory of the unified revolution of Turkey and Kurdistan as a part of regional and world revolution.

Looking at the struggle of the unity of communists which gained the foundation of the party, there, can also be seen the extract of MLKP's mode of relating with the international communist movement. In the reality of "Unity Revolution" which brought the MLKP into existence, there is a clear stance of her position against the tendency of division and disintegration which marked the last half century.

MLKP, believes that it is a primary task to stand against the world bourgeoisie with the world-widely organized force of revolutionary proletariat, with a new communist international organization. However, as well as this new originating international organization will not be a copy or replica of Komintern, it will also develop in the forms peculiar to the new historical period of socialism struggle which has opened after the 1989-91 switchback. The closure of the period of socialism struggle with the collapse of USSR and Warsaw Pact caused the international communist movement to face with an ideological and organizational crisis, and meaning the same, with the obligation of reconstruction in the new period. All the parties, organizations and circles preserving their Marxism-Leninism and socialism claim, are objectively still part of this reconstruction. Reshaping process of international communist movement is advancing on one side with the conservation of the historical acquisitions of socialism struggle and its main purposes and principles. But, on the other side, it is also advancing with actualization of thorough changes and transformations, surges and ruptures, new fronting and clusterings in terms of theoretical perception, political mode and organizational framing.

Under these new historical and political conditions, the MLKP, has the understanding of developing relations with various parties and organizations on international level, exchanging ideas, delivering and receiving experiences, dealing together with the basic issues needed to be discussed. What is more important than all, she aims to transform the relations into concrete forms, by prioritizing the revolutionary parties and organizations. However, according to the MLKP, not only the actual revolutionary progress route of relationships of parties and organizations from different countries each other, but also and generally, the exit from the ideological and organizational crisis of international communist movement, can only be found on the political struggle basis.

MLKP, with the perspective of the unity of international communist movement, maintains relations, organizes meetings and common political works with communist featured parties, with organizations in revolutionary search, with political currents claiming Marxism-Leninism. She becomes present at some international platforms and clusters to which parties and organizations very different from each other attend. She actively participates in ICOR with the aim of strengthening international political struggle partnership between revolutionary parties and supporting the developments of revolutionary circles in various countries. MLKP has also attended a wide range of international initiatives, such as Brussels meetings known with its ideological formlessness and hosted by the Labor Party of Belgium, Naples platform which issued a common publication named as International Struggle/Marxist-Leninist. In all these environments, the MLKP has struggled for unveiling the aspects of similarity and separation in the essential issues of socialism and revolution struggle, for decomposing Marxism and revisionism, and for yielding a revolutionary ideological clearance.

Development problems of anti-imperialist struggle on a regional or worldwide scale is also in the direct field of interest of the MLKP together with relating to potential components of international communist movement. MLKP aims to meet with the combatant elements of international anti-imperialist movement, to build anti-imperialist struggle coordinations on regional level and to create a revolutionary-democratic political focus against imperialism. With this perspective, she takes place in the platforms against imperialist wars, in social forums, in the world women's meetings, in the international mass movements. Moreover, initiatives like Middle East and Balkan Conferences are among the organizations whose responsibilities the MLKP directly embarked upon. MLKP has shown efforts to put the international relations on a basis of political struggle partnership by practicing activities or joining these kinds of works, like international conference of forced disappearances under custody and international solidarity conference with the political prisoners.

International relation mode of MLKP, principally considers the administration of the relationship between parties as equal, transparent, comradely and based on criticism-self-criticism. Reciprocal evaluations and trust formation must depend on the actual existential basis of the parties. MLKP defends that international relations should not remain within abstract and verbal limits, but must be concrete and practical, and must be handled through her unbreakable ties with the political action. She emphasizes the necessity of absolutely staying away from the nationalist tendencies which shadows the ideological struggle and interaction.


The consciousness and action of MLKP, is based on the perception of the party as a reality in a continuous generation. The motto for the development of the party in the current period is the march "from vanguard party to leader party". MLKP has gained the level of a vanguard party by waging a vanguard struggle bounded to all problems, demands and desires of the working class and the oppressed by positioning in the forefront of the political class struggle. She focuses on upsurging to a level in which she politically leads the wide masses of working class and the oppressed, which unify them under the flag of socialism and freedom against imperialist capitalism and colonialist fascism. The route "from vanguard party to leader party", at the same time, is the statement of the reality of continuous generation of the party, which had gained her right of existence by her action from the history of class struggles, and her tendency immanent to her manner of revolutionary existence.

MLKP advances by surpassing herself. She makes her successes and acquisitions a ladder to tackle new thresholds, subjects her mistakes and insufficiencies to revolutionary violence of self-criticism, analyzes her movement and manages it.

Transition to leader party, includes primary political and organizational tasks such as achieving new qualitative levels in politic struggle, expanding and growing the organization of the party, continuously progressing on the relations with the laboring and oppressed masses; but as much as these, it also includes significant theoretical and ideological tasks such as digesting the historical experiences of socialism which closed the 20th century with a defeat despite its glorious successes and enlightening the worldwide changes in the 21st century of the conditions of proletarian revolution.

As our general secretary Kerim Gökdeniz emphasizes, "MLKP, will advance in the way to uphold the level of struggle of all these subjects with the spirit of sacrifice and daring, with devotion and creativity; she will uphold the flag of freedom and socialism with the will that a vanguard and leader party requires and by paying any kind of price."