Lecture17 - Turkey 07/04/2009 13:45:00 Why dont we give a...

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Turkey 07/04/2009 13:45:00 Why don’t we give a shit about Turkey? It’s heavily populated, mainly middle  class, part of NATO, but we never mention it.  Military Coup of 1980 Launched September 12 by General Kenan Evren It started a National Security Council and a New Constitution Breakdown of Turkish security in 1970s, guerilla warfare between polarized  political left and right, riots n shit.  Istanbul at the time wasn’t very cosmopolitan at all. US wasn’t investing much  into Turkey because of warfare and shit. Turkey hurt by oil spike, industrialization (from 60s to 70s)  hindered by high  prices. Military was really concerned about polarization and fighting, so they  launched the coup.   Wanted to move turkey toward a US model of governing with strong  president US Supportive because of  USSR invasion of Afghanistan Iran Revolution Made secular NATO Turkey more important.  Reagan: admired Turkey’s ability to put down terrorism and anarchy, reinstate  democracy. 1988.  Repression Generals banned unions Arrested leftist intellectuals
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Fired liberal professors Jailed thousands of leftist activists Regulated television, print, news 1980 coup moved Turkey toward a more authoritarian regime than it had in  1970s Politics restructured Old time politicians banned from office New constitution Put all power in president’s hands, could veto legislation, dissolve parliament,  freedom of speech, press curbed Put constitution to a referendum, it passed. But referendums aren’t really 
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