Correspondence requesting Stasi (MfS) support for the Communist Party of Turkey and People's Party of Iran (Tudeh).
May 17, 1984
Model for a Resolution for the Operative Responsibility in the Support of the Leadership of Illegally Fighting Communist and Workers’ Parties Currently Staying in the GDR
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For a resolution for the operative responsibility in the support of the leadership of illegally fighting Communist and Workers’ parties currently staying in the GDR
The Department of International Relations of the SED Central Committee requests the MfS to name and determine a responsible employee or service unit for cooperation in the implementation of measures to support the leadership of illegally fighting Communist and Workers’ parties currently staying in the GDR.
This request arose as a result of a conversation recently held by the Secretary General of the Turkish CP with the Secretary General of the SED Central Committee, Comrade Honecker, as well as with SED Central Committee Secretary and Politburo Member Comrade Axen, in the course of which the Turkish CP was assured full support.
This decision is made necessary by the further request for support measures for the Tudeh Party of Iran made by the International Relations Department of the SED Central Committee.
Both of these brother parties have obtained covert properties and apartments in Leipzig and in the area of Berlin.
The following requests for support were expressed by the Turkish CP and the Tudeh Party of Iran:
-Provision of protective and security measures for the leading functionaries and their covert properties within the territory of the GDR
-Care for the leading functionaries of these parties currently staying in the GDR
-Oversight measures for foreign functionaries, contact partners, as well as fellow citizens living in the GDR
-Coverage measures for employees of the embassies of the respective countries who are accredited in the GDR
-Support in the schooling of foreign functionaries on questions of covert work
-Preparation of covert means of transport of news and information.
I request acknowledgment and your resolution.
Resolution requesting Stasi (MfS) support for the Communist Party of Turkey and People's Party of Iran (Tudeh) through various protective measures aimed at overseeing and assisting the two parties with covert work, as well as training for foreign functionaries.
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