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Introduction

  • Feride Çiçekoğlu
  • Ömer Turan
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter is an introduction to this edited volume, which is an attempt to contextualise the coup attempt of 15 July 2016 in Turkey, within the framework of militarism and masculinities. The volume brings together chapters produced with an interdisciplinary perspective and informs the readers about the contested narratives of this event and the editors summarise the overlapping focuses of the writers in the introductory chapter. Çiçekoğlu and Turan problematise how a failed coup resulted with a highly militarised atmosphere and how the official narrative and practice paved the way for a serious restriction of basic rights and freedom in the aftermath of 15 July. The editors argue that “dubious” is the keyword to define and explain all that pertains to the coup attempt as the Justice and Development Party (AKP)-led militarism severs the democracy in Turkey and redefines normative masculinity.

Keywords

15 July Military coup Militarism Masculinities Turkey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feride Çiçekoğlu
    • 1
  • Ömer Turan
    • 1
  1. 1.Istanbul Bilgi UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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