Coup Narratives in Turkey
A seminar with Dr. Hakkı Taş, Philipp Schwartz Fellow, University of Bremen.
Free admission and open for all.
A country which went through all sorts of military interventions in its short history saw another attempt on the bloody night of July 15. Broadcasted live on TV channels and followed instantly on social media, Turks witnessed every minute of the abortive coup. Yet, despite that kind of high exposure, the chain of events on July 15 are still murky. First providing some background on the triangle of Islam, politics, and the military in Turkey, this lecture outlines divergent narratives which highlight some facets of the abortive coup and connect them so as to promote a particular interpretation.
Dr. Hakkı Taş is a research fellow at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen. Holding a PhD in Political Science from Bilkent University, Taş has been a visiting researcher at Yale University, American University in Cairo and Swedish Defence University. His research interests include democratization, civil-military relations, and identity politics with a special focus on Turkey and Egypt.