Military interventions in Turkey, including the first one occurred on 27 May 1960 came about 10 years. Interventions in the form of seizure of civilian administration, with different reasons on different dates, were mostly successful, except for a few. Interventions, called coup, which have no place in contemporary democracies, have had many justifiable reasons for those who carried out. In order to legally explain the illegal structure of the coup, the political environment before the intervention was deteriorated as much as possible. In line with this idea, the most effective weapon used by the coup perpetrators was mostly the visual and written press. The military administration tried to explain its justification immediately after the coup by using the media effectively. Military intervention defensive mentality through the media, the legitimacy of Turkey's political and social structure after the greatest impact has been on the impact of 12 September 1980. Gen. Kenan Evren, especially the right to intervene, was tried to circumvent the state's official radio and television. In addition, statements made to the press have formed a wide news structure of private newspapers. Having witnessed Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper critical time in the historical process, like other private newspapers on the causes of the September 12 military coup has carried many articles on the page. In the issues published between 13 September 1980 and 13 October 1980, the reasons of the coup were communicated in detail, especially by the words of Gen. Kenan Evren. Cumhuriyet Newspaper, which criticized the results of the September 12th coup to the present day after the preparation process of the 1982 Constitution, did not reflect much negative discourse on its pages in a month after the coup. In our study, in the issues published between September 13, 1980 and October 13, 1980, the news about the September 12 military coup was analyzed by discourse analysis.
September 12 Military Coup, Cumhuriyet Newspaper, Military Coups in Turkey