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Cem Duran Uzun

Cem Duran Uzun received his BA from the School of Law at Ankara University in 1999, MA from the Department of Public Law at the Institute of Social Sciences in 2002 and PhD in 2009 in the same department. He was a visiting researcher at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNNC) in 2007. Upon his return to Turkey in 2010, Uzun became a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Law at Çankaya University and has since then been providing lessons on Constitutional Law, Political Parties Law and Constitutional Jurisdiction.

Does the 1997 Coup Trial Suffice to Confront the History of Coups?

What is a Post-modern military coup? It is “a successful process that did not resemble previous coups. There was no bloodshed and nobody was upset. It was through democratic means and with the assistance of nongovernmental organizations” described Erol Ozkasnak – Secretary General at the office of the Chief of General Staff during the 1997 coup in Turkey.