The Coup of 18 June 1997

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Military coup in Turkey aided and abbetted by both U.S. and Israel
Mid-East Realities, 13 June 1997. The military coup in Turkey—already de facto, likely to soon become de jure—would not be taking place but for the encouragement and support of both Israel and the U.S. Appended is an AP press report.
Behind the Turkish Military’s Soft Coup
By Michael Karadjis, Green Left Weekly, Sunday 19 October 1997. This past northern summer, the Turkish military engineered the collapse of the Welfare Party (RP)-True Path Party (DYP) coalition, supposedly to prevent a fundamentalist takeover. The military is now on a drive to ban RP.