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dc.contributor.advisorClement, Victoria
dc.contributor.advisorMatei, Cristiana
dc.contributor.authorEryilmaz, Omer
dc.dateMar-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T15:19:21Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T15:19:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41373
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractTurkey experienced military coups in 1960, 1971, and 1980. On the surface they appeared similar to coups in other countries. However, Turkey's experience differed from others in that contrary to other cases, in which coups were carried out to bring an end to democracy, Turkish military interventions claimed to be saving democracy. Moreover, while in some countries military governments ruled for long periods and in some others successive military interventions occurred, Turkey achieved its transition to democracy in a short period of time. This thesis examines three major events'the years between 1950 and 1960, the 1960 military coup, and the 1961 Constitution'in the history of the Turkish Republic in order to define their effects on the civil-military relations in Turkey. The thesis argues that a non-democratic action, the military coup, brought about creation of Turkey's most democratic constitution: the 1961 Constitution. Once involved in politics, however, the armed forces could not extricate themselves from politics until the beginning of the twenty-first century.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/turkeyintriangle1094541373
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleTurkey in the triangle of the 1950-1960 era, the 1960 military coup, and the 1961 Constitutionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorCivil-Military Relationsen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary Interventionen_US
dc.subject.authorTurkish Republicen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary Coups in Turkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorConstitutionen_US
dc.description.serviceFirst Lieutenant, Turkish Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Civil-military Relations)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Civil-military Relations)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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