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How Did the Western Media See Turkey's July 15 Coup Attempt? A Discourse Analysis -- Orientalism, Neo-imperialism and Islamophobia



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Disinformation by Filiz Barin Akman
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This book deals with the disinformation on Turkeys failed coup attempt in July 2016. The night of 15 July 2016 was long for Turkey. A military coup was in action. Some soldiers -- also known as FETOE terrorists -- declared a military takeover on national TV, holding the trembling anchorwoman at gun point while tanks rolled in the streets, bulldozing cars and civilians alike, helicopters rained down bullets on unsuspecting protestors; access to the Bosporus Bridge was blocked, fighter jets began to fly very low, Turkish Parliament was bombed with impunity. With the dawn, it became apparent the perpetrators of the nights bloody coup attempt had destroyed many government buildings and killed some 250 people and wounded more than 2000. Turks unprecedented bravery and sacrifice in defense of democracy, freedom, and country against a military intervention was an exemplary act of civil defense, but it is seldom recognized or appreciated as such in the mainstream Western media.

Author Biography

She was born in 1982 in the Taskopru region of the northern Anatolian province of Kastamonu. After completing her bachelor degree at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara she went to study at the Illinois State University as a Fulbright scholar, completing her post graduate study in English language and literature in 2006. Later, she completed her PhD in 2014 on Orientalist Discourses Western Representations of the Ottoman Society, Eastern Women and the Harem in Nineteenth Century Travel Writing, Fiction, and Art at the same university. She taught classes in the area of her expertise at the Illinois State University between 2007 and 2013 and at the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2013 and 2014. Since 2015, shes been working as an academic at the Social Sciences University of Ankara Faculty of Foreign Languages Department of English Language and Literature. She has administered and presented papers at leading international conferences such as MLA, MMLA and NeMLA. In addition to her main expertise on 19th century English Literature, the academic also studies Ottoman Post Tanzimat Era history and literature, post colonialism, women studies, Woman in the Ottoman Empire and Islam, media and cinema, and the other in the context of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. She is married and the mother of a very cute girl.
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January 15th, 2018
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