Background on lawsuit against Coca-Cola over labour rights of truckers transporting Coke products in Turkey; rejoinder to Coke's statement on the lawsuit (United Students Against Sweatshops)

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1 December 2005

Around the World: Key Facts - Turkey [scroll down]

Author: Coca-Cola

On November 15, the International Labor Rights Fund filed a lawsuit against The Coca-Cola Company and the bottler in Turkey, CCI, in Federal District Court in Manhattan. We would like to provide the facts... [also refers to Trakya Nakliyat ve Dagitim]

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1 November 2005

[PDF] Coca-Cola Distorts the Truth on Union Busting and Violence in Turkey

Author: United Students Against Sweatshops

Coca-Cola recently published a statement on its “Coke Facts” website regarding a grave situation in Istanbul Turkey. The situation involves the union busting and violent assault of workers who were responsible for trucking Coca-Cola products throughout Istanbul... The [Coca-Cola] statement repeatedly distorts the facts. We respond briefly below to each of these distortions. [also refers to Trakya Nakliyat ve Dagitim, Trakya Nakliyat ve Ticaret, Anadolu Endüstri Holding]

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