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Motion pictures - Turkey - History - 20th century, Turkey -- History -- Coup d'état (1980), Turkey -- History -- Coup d'état (1980) -- Motion pictures and the coup


During the last three decades, the 1980 military coup has acquired increased visibility in Turkish cinema. Films that treat the 1980 coup record two aspects of it as parts of a cinematographic narrative: some films explore the socio-political reasons behind the coup by capturing the period preceding the takeover, while others explore the human impact of the coup by capturing the period following it. Films in both groups interrupt the silence maintained by the official narrative about the coup, critique the justifications for military intervention, and expose the violence that was perpetrated in the name of the state.


The article is written in Turkish.

This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Mülkiye. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Mülkiye Vol. XXXIV No. 268 (Fall 2010): 147-183

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