The socio-politics of the coups in Turkey was discussed with the panel

A panel on "Socio-Politics of Coups in Turkey and July 15" was held online on July 15, 2021 by the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The socio-politics of the coups in Turkey was discussed with the panel

In the panel moderated by Head of Political Science and International Relations Department at Istanbul Gelisim University, Yavuz Çilliler, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alper Mumyakmaz from Yozgat Bozok University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Sociology Department delivered a speech titled "Coup Tradition in Turkey and July 15". In his speech, Mumyakmaz revealed the relationship between two social structures, especially the military and the reaya, in the light of historical perspective, and explained what kind of bureaucratic tradition was transferred from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey. In his speech, which he continued within the framework of the concept of bureaucratic tutelage, Mumyakmaz focused on both the socio-political connection of the 15 July coup attempt with the 1960 and 1980 coups, as well as the aspects that differed from these coups.


From Amasya University Merzifon Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Political Science and Public Administration Asst. Prof. Gökberk Yücel delivered a speech entitled "The Fetullah Terrorist Organization as a Threat to the Ontological Security of the State". Yücel stated that while subjects such as border security and sovereignty rights of the state are discussed in the classical security understanding, the ontological security understanding includes issues such as belief, value systems and national identity, and added that FETÖ has a structure of the Turkish state in terms of creating conflict between state institutions (courthouse, military etc.). and a clear threat to its tradition. In this context, Yücel emphasized that the July 15 coup attempt, unlike other coups, was an invasion attempt in terms of targeting the state system, the society's value system and the national integrity of the country. Yücel also stated that FETÖ is one of the proxy war elements used by global powers.


From Istanbul Gelisim University Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences Department of Political Science and International Relations Asst. Prof. Emre Gündoğdu delivered a speech titled "July 15 Coup Attempt in the Context of the Hybrid Terrorist Threat". Gündoğdu stated in his speech that FETÖ is a terrorist organization that uses many attack methods simultaneously, unlike the terrorist organizations in the past. Stating that FETO simultaneously targets the political/bureaucratic, economic and social/cultural security of the Republic of Turkey. Gündoğdu emphasized that it is a terrorist organization that uses multidimensional organizational tools in terms of carrying out activities such as black propaganda, espionage activities, assassinations, etc.

Edited date: 16.07.2021
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