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Insight Turkey > Issues | July 15 Coup Attempt: People vs. Tanks - Summer 2016 / Volume 18, Number 3

July 15 Coup Attempt: People vs. Tanks



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Summer 2016
The date of July 15, 2016 is a watershed in the history of democracy as well as in the history of Turkey. On the night of July 15, the world witnessed an exceptional and historic event. The Turkish people heroically stood up against the brutal coup plotters; they became an example for other peoples on how to defend your nation and on what is the real meaning of national self-determination. At the same time, they gave a valuable lesson to the Western governments on how to support a democratically elected government. But more than anything, Turkish people proved to themselves that it is they who decide for themselves, for their future. After all, isn’t that what democracy is all about? 


Commentaries


After the Coup Attempt, Turkey’s Success Story Continues
The July 15 coup attempt, which was orchestrated by the Pennsylvania-based terrorist...

The Role that the Media Played in the Failure of the July 15 Coup Attempt
On the night of the July 15th coup attempt in Turkey both social and conventional media played...

Turkey and the West after the Failed Coup: Possible Scenarios
Western powers are the main players that determine the national and international policies of...

Turkey and the West after the Failed Coup: Beyond Suspicion?
In the wake of the events of July 15, mutual suspicion is an accurate description of relations...

Coup in Turkey and Egypt: Internal and External Dynamics
The failure of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey gave rise to many comparisons between the coup...

Conflicting Reactions in the Middle East towards the Coup Attempt in Turkey: Between Opposing and Welcoming
Reactions in the Arab world to the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey varied between opposing and...


Articles


July 15: Political Economy of a Foiled Coup
Turkey has suffered from interventions and enforcements against its elected governments, on the...

July 15: The Glorious Resistance of Turkish Democracy
On 15 July 2016, Turkey experienced a milestone in its political history. An entity, judicially...

A Historical Perspective on the July 2016 Coup Attempt in Turkey
This paper sets out the historical background to the July 15 coup attempt. It outlines the...

Turkey’s Civil Rights Movement and the Reactionary Coup: Segregation, Emancipation, and the Western Reaction
Turkey went through a civil rights movement, or a “silent revolution,” under the AK Party...

Measuring Social Perception of the July 15 Coup Attempt
This study aims to measure the social perception created by the impact of the July 15 coup...

Culture, Social Contestation and Turkey’s Failed Coup: The Rivalry of Social Imaginaries
This article explores the processes involved in the emergence of rival social imaginaries, as...


Review Article


Turkey’s Kurdish Peace Process from a Conflict Resolution Perspective
Edited by Bill Kissane, After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe is an ambitious attempt to explore the formation and reconstruction of identity and nation after internal wars.


Book Reviews


Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millennium
Hüseyin Işıksal and Ozan Örmeci’s edited volume Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millennium...

Peace In Turkey 2023: The Question of Human Security and Conflict Transformation
Peace in Turkey 2023, published in 2013, adds to the discussions on conflict transformation and...

Turkish-American Relations, 1800-1952: Between the Stars, Stripes and the Crescent
Since the end of World War II, good relations between Turkey and the U.S. have been thought to be...

Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World
Edited by Dane Kennedy, Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World sets out to provide...

The Rise of the BRICS in Africa: The Geopolitics of South-South Relations
The notable rising of a select group of developing countries paves the way for new multilateral...

Governance of Seas and Oceans
When the words sea, ocean or maritime are considered, one must notice the 70, 80, 90 rule: “Over...

Muslims and Crusaders: Christianity’s Wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382, from the Islamic Sources
Much has been written on the Crusades – one of the most astounding events the medieval world ever...

The Awakening of Muslim Democracy: Religion, Modernity, and the State
The governmental experience of Islamic-oriented parties in Tunisia and Egypt drew attention to...

Localizing Islam in Europe: Turkish Islamic Communities in Germany and the Netherlands
Does the presence of Muslim immigrants in Europe change Islam? How is their identity shaped by...

Peacebuilding and International Administration: The Cases of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo
While international administrations are imposed in conflict or post-conflict countries/regions in...


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