The 1980 Coup d’État depicts a pivotal moment in the history of Turkey. When the National Security Council declared the Coup on September 12th, extended martial law throughout the country and abolished the Parliament and the Government; not only did it end the hegemonic crisis but also paved the way to rebuild and restructure the society in order to facilitate the economic and social integration into the neoliberal order. A research project of oral history focuses on the families of the revolutionists that were directly targeted by the Military during and after the Coup. Their stories shed a light on intricate effects of militarism and open fascism towards families and towards the larger society.
Once completed, this will be the first interactive archive covering three segments that were not previously addressed.
Project researchers: Eylem Delikanlı – Özlem Delikanlı