Victim of multiple coups, Turkey remembers Menderes, first toppled PM

Daily Sabah | Sep 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • It has been 58 years since Adnan Menderes walked to the gallows on a prison island with little emotion.
  • Ten years after Menderes’ execution, generals issued a memorandum that forced Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel to resign.
  • A year later, Menderes and former Prime Minister Celal Bayar founded the Democrat Party (DP), Turkey’s fourth legal opposition party to survive for more than a year.