After a failed 2016 coup, Turkey purged its military of thousands of soldiers. Military officers working at NATO headquarters in Brussels were recalled to Ankara for questioning and some arrested. DW meets a Turkish officer caught up in the purge.
The advent of the military regimes saw a clampdown on theatre practitioners and writers who were at the forefront in the struggle for democratic governance. Thus, when the nation returned to democracy in 1999, it ushered in many dividends including untrammelled theatre practices.