7th February 2023.
The Communist Party of Ireland extends our sympathy and solidarity to the peoples of Türkiye and Syria affected by the recent earthquake, and to our fraternal parties who are actively involved in the rescue operations.
The impact of the earthquake in Syria is compounded as t result of a decade of warfare as imperialism sought to forcibly replace the government with one more compliant to its interests.
The situation is further complicated by EU sanctions, fully supported by the Irish government, which have hindered attempts to rebuild the infrastructure of the country.
The Communist Party of Ireland calls on the Irish government and on the EU to lift all sanctions imposed on Syria and cease all efforts to remove the legitimate Syrian government.