Skeletons in the Closet
The climate in Turkey is tense as an expanding civil rights movement, the Enlightenment, calls for justice for thousands of political killings and disappearances. We examine the unsolved crimes and state silence.
Thousands of Turkish civilians still hunt for loved ones lost during the dirty war. For the first time in decades the military is on the defensive, as General Evren recently went on trial. For Nilgun Turkler, who's father was murdered in the 1980 coup, "the most important thing is that those who have tortured and killed are found and punished". But following the recent arrest of journalists exposing these crimes, it seems the old troubles may not have gone so far away.FULL SYNOPSIS