The 1960 Coup in Turkey: A U.S. Intelligence Failure or a Successful Intervention?

  title={The 1960 Coup in Turkey: A U.S. Intelligence Failure or a Successful Intervention?},
  author={Christopher Eaton Gunn},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  • C. Gunn
  • Published 22 May 2015
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
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