Internationalism is one of the indispensable values of class struggle. Reducing it to a so-called international solidarity just with slogans would be unfair to the working class' 150-year accumulation in the name of internationalism, and would stand for the withdrawal of this struggle. The working class parties' task is neither to “make do with” nor to have apolitical and insincere shows of friendship without any content. Unfortunately, the number of such cases reducing internationalism to this level is not very few, and it is very sad to see that such cases sometimes can turn into caricatures dancing to anti-communism's tune.
This suggestion does definitely not mean the denial of being heirs to a universal history among the working class parties, nor of a comradely bond as we struggle for a common ideal, nor of the importance of sharing a common spirit.
Internationalism charges vanguard parties with some tasks for the struggle for establishing a society based on the equality of the worldwide proletariat as the fulfilment of these tasks become its reason of being.
The argument of the Bolsheviks to turn their weapons not to their class fellows but to their own bourgeoisie during the First World War served this task. Turning the imperialist war into a civil war with the goal of seizing the power became one of the key decisions leading to the Bolshevik Revolution, the hitherto greatest step to abolish the order of exploitation around the world. This was one of the arguments that would pave the way for the establishment of the Comintern that emerged to become a world-party just after the October Revolution; therefore, Lenin was talking about the new international in this manner even before its establishment. Organized within the frame of a revolutionary programme, the Comintern sections found their common resolution to have a fight in their own countries against opportunism, social democracy and social-chauvinism and the betrayal of the Second International. As we celebrate the centenary of the establishment of the Comintern, we, the parties seeking for the revolution, need to review again for what and against what this establishment was conducted.
Of course, such many factors as the specific conditions of every countries, the general politicization level of the working class, the tempo and concrete conditions of the struggle, the bourgeoisie's tendencies in the country and in the imperialist order, and whether there is any revolutionary uprising will determine the political strategy and tactics of the communist party struggling in that country. The fact that all these do not completely coincide with each other does not necessarily mean that the revolutionary parties will not act in internationalist solidarity; such a thing would not be anticipated. Proficiently discussing what internationalism was or not within the context of the First World War, Lenin noted that in this respect, the autonomy of the various parties is beyond dispute. Likewise, the differences of scale or the physical distances between them cannot be justified to exclude internationalism.
However, internationalism cannot exist with a so-called union of parties that lost their revolutionary characteristics, of whose analyses somehow indicate to pro-establishment solutions, of whose programmes contradict with each other in terms of outlines, let alone the details. If the imperialist stage is the highest stage of capitalism, if it is the age of crises and socialist revolutions, internationalism should have anti-imperialist characteristics; and such a time in the future may not be too far for us to need to act in a fast pace that we cannot lose time with unrealistic unions. Of course, one should not draw a conclusion here like omitting the historically developed bonds and links; in contrary, we need to push the limits to fill such unions with real, tangible content.
The following issues are among the actual tasks of the TKP, some guiding issues directly related with internationalism.
 Social-Chauvinists and Internationalists, Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1964, Moscow, Volume 24, pages 324-325. On the Struggle Against Social-Chauvinism, Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1974, Moscow, Volume 21, pages 199-204.