President Erdoğan plans new museum dedicated to Turkey’s failed coup

Issue no6
2017
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President Erdoğan plans new museum dedicated to Turkey’s failed coup. Propaganda project will focus on the “martyrs and warriors” who fought last summer’s rebellion.

The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan not only secured victory in the constitutional referendum last weekend, giving him sweeping new powers, but also plans to build a new museum focusing on the failed coup that engulfed the country last July. Turkey’s culture ministry is moving ahead with the Museum of the 15 July: Martyrs and Democracy, with work due to start on the new institution in June, according to the Anadolu news agency.

The building based in Kahramankazan outside the capital Ankara will house permanent and temporary displays dedicated to the “martyrs and warriors” of last summer’s coup, when part of the Turkish military attempted to overthrow Erdoğan.

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