1. bickern

    Turkey's 1980 coup facts

    The 1980 military coup was launched “to bring peace to a polarized society where thousands of people were being killed on the streets,” according to the coup generals and their supporters. The results, however, were devastating: The Turkish Parliament was dissolved, the Constitution was...
  2. T

    KURDISH GENOCIDE Iraq 1980's (25 years ago)

    Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were executed during a systematic attempt to exterminate the Kurdish population in Iraq in the Anfal operations in the late 1980s. Kurdish genocide began decades before the Anfal and has claimed countless victims. The genocide perpetrated over...
  3. S

    Turkish 1980 Coup leaders sentenced

    The leaders of 1980 coup given life sentences BBC News - Turkey gives life sentences to surviving 1980 coup leaders
  4. shirleyanntr

    1980 coup leaders trial begins

    The trial of the two remaining generals of the 1980 coup and part of the 5 man junta that took over the country until 1982, began in Anakara today in 1980 turkey was in a dreadful state and at first the general public welcomed the intervention of the military but the oppression and brutality...
  5. peter the postie

    Only if you were born before 1980....

    If you were born before 1980 this should ring true!! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered...
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