Political Violence and Terrorism in Turkey, 1976–80: A Retrospective Analysis

  title={Political Violence and Terrorism in Turkey, 1976–80: A Retrospective Analysis},
  author={Sabri Sayarı},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={198 - 215}
  • S. Sayarı
  • Published 9 March 2010
  • Political Science
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
During the late 1970s, Turkey experienced a major campaign of political terrorism that was waged by a multiplicity of leftist, ultranationalist, and separatist groups. Between 1976 and 1980, more than 5000 people lost their lives in hundreds of terrorist incidents. The steady escalation of violence amidst a major political and economic crisis undermined the country's fragile democratic system and paved the way for a military coup in September 1980. This study examines the origins and growth of… 
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