Reframing the July 15 Coup Attempt: A Political and Sociological Examination

Ete H.

BILIG, no.87, pp.179-201, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-201


On July 15, 2016, Turkey witnessed the most bloody military coup attempt in its history, and for the first time it was repulsed by the resistance of society, political actors, and state institutions. In the two years since then, instead of examining this attempt from the perspective of Turkey's military coup traditions or civil-military relations literature, the July 15 coup attempt has largely been seen through the lens of FETO and the power struggle between FETO and the Justice and Development Party (AK Party).