On Turkey’s classical revolution of July 15 15 Temmuz Türkiye klasik devrimi Üzerine

Yayla A.

Bilig, vol.79, pp.159-172, 2016 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: Bilig
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-172
  • Keywords: Coup, Democracy, Political change, Political system, Revolution, Violence and revolution
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The British, American and French revolutions are called as classical revolutions. They carry three main components of revolutions: a period of time in which political changes occur expeditiously; an intensive competition and/or fight between different groups to monopolize political power; and relatively extensive public/popular participation during almost every phase of the ongoing political transformation process. The same goes for what the Turkish people commited on July 15. It is a big event that has the three components of revolutions. Turkey is now among the nations that have a saga to support freedom and democracy.