12th of September Museum of Shame

From the second half of the 1960s to 1980, the leftist movement in Turkey was able to achieve substantial political mobilization among the working class, youth and women. This era was interrupted by the 1971 coup d’etat and ended with the 1980 military coup that bloodily suppressed the leftist movement, abolished the parliament, declared martial law and enforced a military-led […]

Diyarbakır Military Prison Project

The Kurds in Turkey, who have constituted 15-20 percent of the whole population, have been subjected to denial, repression and assimilation policies since the establishment of Turkish nation-state. Although the Kurdish movement actors started to make demands for the collective rights of the Kurds beginning from the late 1950s, Turkish state showed no tolerance such peaceful demands for recognition and […]