Socialist Party of the Oppressed
|Kurdish name||Partiya Sosyalîst a Bindestan|
|Founded||29 January 2010|
|Youth wing||Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF)|
|National affiliation||Peoples' Democratic Congress|
|Colours||Red, White, Blue|
Socialist Party of the Oppressed (Turkish: Ezilenlerin Sosyalist Partisi, ESP; Kurdish: Partiya Sosyalîst a Bindestan, PSB) is a Marxist-Leninist political party in the Republic of Turkey. It defines itself as "a militant revolutionary socialist party fighting for a workers'-labourers' federative republic in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan."
Some sources, including the public officials, hold the view that ESP is a legal front for the banned ICOR affiliate Marxist–Leninist Communist Party. Among its founders is Figen Yüksekdağ, the co-president of the Peoples' Democratic Party.
In 2013 The Daily Telegraph called it "a small leftist group" after the homes of 90 ESP members were raided in connection with their involvement in the 2013 protests in Turkey. The Telegraph noted that "Police also searched the offices of the Atilim daily [Atılım] and the Etkin news agency, local media outlets linked to the ESP group, the NTV and CNN-Turk television stations reported."
The youth wing of the Socialist Party of the Oppressed, known as the Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF), was the main target of the 2015 Suruç bombing. A group had travelled from Istanbul to Suruç on the Syrian border to assist in the reconstruction of the neighboring Syrian town of Kobanî after it was destroyed by warfare.
- Antep'te Partimiz İki Dilli Tabelasını Astı
- ESP, ESP International Bulletin, undated
- "MLKP Tuzağa Düşürdü PKK Öldürdü". Aktif Haber. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- "60'lı yılların oyununu oynuyorlar!". aksiyon. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- Biber acıysa, SDP de illegal örgüt uzantısıdır!
- Yvo Fitzherbert (21 July 2015). "Suruç massacre: today we mourn, tomorrow we rebuild". Roar Magazine. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "HDK Bileşeni Kurumlar - Halkların Demokratik Kongresi". Red Bilisim. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- The Daily Telegraph, 18 June 2013, 'Standing man' inspires Turkish protesters amid raids
- Hurriyet Daily News, 18 June 2013, Turkish police detain dozens as part of probe into Gezi Park protests
- bianet, 18 June 2013, Police Raids ESP, ETHA, Özgür Radio, Atılım Newspaper
- "Blast kills Kurdish activists in Turkish town". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 20 July 2015.