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DEMOKRAT PARTI.Turkeywas ruled by the Demokrat Parti (DP) from 1950 until its overthrow by a military coup on 27 May 1960. Its founders, Celal Bayar (1884-1986), Mehmet Fuat Koprulu (1890-i966), Refik Koraltan (1891-1974), and Adnan Menderes (18991961 ), were all ranking members of the governing Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Republican People's Party, CHP). Bayar, a banker in his early life, had played a critical role during the Kemalist period in the liberal, antistatist wing of the party and had se ...more

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