Justin Vela

50th anniversary of 1960 coup…

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ISTANBUL- Today is the 50th anniversary of the 27 May, 1960 coup military coup against then Prime Minister Adnan Menderes.

With the current Ergenekon conspiracy, Turkey is full of talk about coups and plots. There was a very small demonstration-maybe about 250 people- that went down Istiklal street, protesting coups and the instability they create. I watched it pass…followed by some bored policemen…and took a couple of BlackBerry photos. The ruling AKP is pushing hard for constitutional amendments to gain control of the military and judiciary and secure itself from being forced from power. A election will most likely be held this September on the constitutional amendments.

Istanbul, Turkey. 50th anniversary of 1960 coup. 27 May, 2010.

Istanbul, Turkey. 50th anniversary of 1960 coup. 27 May, 2010.

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Written by Justin Vela

May 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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