Academics from at least 30 countries will participate in the "International July 15th and Coups Symposium: Global Effects, Media and Democracy " in Kocaeli province.
The symposium, Oct. 26-28, will be "the most comprehensive intellectual meeting that has been held so far on coups around the world," according to the host Kocaeli Municipality, a neighbor to Istanbul. The organizers say the event has attracted great interest from domestic and foreign academicians.
The event will be held in partnership with Kocaeli University, Istanbul University, Sakarya University, Yıldırım Beyazit University, International Sarajevo University, Anadolu Agency, public broadcaster TRT, the Prime Ministry Coordinating Office of Public Diplomacy and the Turkish-Arab Institute for Strategic Studies. Papers selected from 91 universities will be presented at the summit, and speakers from universities in 30 countries, including Turkey, will discuss coups, their basis, impacts and methods of fighting them.
"The scientific committee's assessments were finalized for 223 papers prepared by 262 academicians, and 106 papers were selected for presentation at the symposium. Papers that approach the world's coup mechanisms, July 15 in particular, will bring new horizons for policy and decision makers," a statement released by the municipality read.