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Kenan Evren

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All my trust in the politicians had been rubbed away.
On 17 September 1980, five days after the coup, Evren comments on the political leaders of the standing political parties.
From Turkey: Challenges of Continuity and Change by Meliha Benli Altunisik, (p. 43, Routledge, 2005).

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