Briefing on the 2nd anniversary of the failed coup and the end of the state of emergency
19 July 2018
In the two years since the thwarted military coup the Turkish state has been transformed
- Emergency powers and a fortified sense of popular legitimacy have enabled the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to initiate profound reforms
- The military has been definitively brought under the government’s control, while the civilian bureaucracy is being restructured under the new presidential system
- Having secured these changes, the state of emergency has now been lifted, leaving President Erdogan with power that is unrivalled but not yet absolute
Mass rallies have been held across Turkey to mark the 2nd anniversary of the attempted military takeover on July 15 2016. Interventions by the military had ousted previous governments in 1960, 1971, 1980 and 1997, but failed in 2016 after citizens of all political persuasions took to the streets in support of their country’s democratic institutions, marking a decisive moment in Turkish history.
July 15 has become emblematic of what the Justice and Development Party (AKP) calls the ‘New Turkey’, which has seen the country transformed under the leadership of President Erdogan. The pace of this change has substantially quickened in the two years since the failed coup…
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