The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its deep sorrow on the passing away of colleague and comrade Mehmet Seyis and expresses its sincere condolences to his family and relatives, his organization Dev-is and the working class of Cyprus.
Mehmet Seyis has been one of the leaders of the class-oriented trade union movement in Cyprus and dedicated his life to the struggle to defend the just demands and contemporary needs of the workers and the people of Cyprus; DEV-IS, under the guidance of Mehmet, was always at the forefront of the struggles of the Cypriot working class for dignified working and living conditions as well as for a just solution to the Cypriot problem, for the reunification of Cyprus and its people.
He consistently and decisively served the class duty of developing comradely relations and joint actions between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot workers, realizing class solidarity, while at the same time, his contribution to the international trade union arena is invaluable, since, through the ranks of the World Federation of Trade Unions he indelibly marked the many and important struggles of our great class family.
The WFTU, on behalf of its 105 million workers who live, work, and struggle in 133 countries on the 5 continents, pays tribute to the memory of Comrade Mehmet who throughout his life practiced internationalist solidarity and he was flying the flag of the working class.
The best way to commemorate such militants is to continue the struggle, with faith in the same principles until the liberation of Cyprus, and the emancipation of the working class.