A dramatic and little-known story in Turkey’s history

Coup in Turkey
A Coup in Turkey
In 2016, travel writer Jeremy Seal went to Turkey to investigate the “original” coup of 1960, which deposed the traditionalist prime minister Adnan Menderes.اضافة اعلان

The story of Menderes — to his adoring supporters the country’s founding democrat; to his sworn enemies its most infamous traitor — goes to the heart of the feud that continues to rage between the Western and secular ambitions of a minority elite and the religious and conservative instincts of the small-town majority.

A Coup in Turkey” is a thrilling account of the events leading up to the coup and the trials and executions that followed, a story of political subterfuge and score-settling, courtroom drama, state execution, authoritarian intolerance, and ideological division.

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