19th anniversary of Turkey's 'post-modern coup'

Turkey remembers 19th anniversary of Turkey's 'post-modern coup'

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Dozens of people gathered in front of Istanbul University to protest headscarf ban which were imposed after the coup, in Istanbul, Feb. 28, 2016.

Today Turkey remembers the 19th anniversary of the "post-modern coup" which caused years of victimisation among many people in the country.

On February 28 1997, the Turkish military effectively ousted the Welfare Party-led Turkish government with decisions issued by the military's leadership following a National Security Council (MGK) meeting.

The "post-modern" coup led to a process where conservative people were persecuted, forced out of public office and faced impediments in educational institutions such as universities.