Museum of Shame sheds light on darkest atrocities in Turkey

ANKARA
Anatolia News Agency
Torture methods used during by the junta are on display at the Museum of Shame. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ
Torture methods used during by the junta are on display at the Museum of Shame. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ

A museum about Turkey’s tragic experiences during the Sept. 12, 1980, military coup has been opened at the Contemporary Art Center in Ankara’s Çankaya district.
The “Sept. 12 Museum of Shame” was put together by the left-wing Ankara ’78 Association with the support of the Çankaya Municipality to remember the coup’s victims. “We will sing the song of those who stood against the darkness of Sept. 12,” said association President Hüseyin Esentürk.
Çankaya Mayor Bülent Tan?k said both leftists and rightists condemn the constitution written in the coup’s wake. The museum presents the life stories, told through letters and photographs, of people who were jailed or lost their lives in the 1980 events.


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