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Timeline of Military Coups in Turkey

Timeline of Military Coups in Turkey 1952: Turkey forgoes Ataturk's neutralist policy, joins Nato. 1960: Army stages coup against ruling Democratic Party. 1963: Association agreement signed with European Economic Community. 1965: Suleyman Demirel becomes prime minister; he'll hold position 7 times. 1971: Army forces Demirel's resignation after spate of political violence. 1974: Turkish troops invade Cyprus. 1978: U.S. trade embargo resulting from...

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