Myths and Memories of the 1968 Events in Turkey: 1968 as the Mirror of 2008

Gurpinar D.

TURKISH STUDIES, cilt.12, sa.3, ss.451-474, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/14683849.2011.605261
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.451-474


This article discusses the meanings attributed to the Turkish '68 events and how 1968 became an object of contestation in the 40th anniversary of 1968 between socialists and liberals who were all members of the 1968 generation. Arguing that this debate stemmed from immediate political agendas and the struggle between the socialists and the self-styled democrats to uphold the banner of progressivism, the article provides a brief overview of the controversy that erupted in 2008.