Timeline of Military Coups in Turkey
1952: Turkey forgoes Ataturk's neutralist policy, joins Nato.
1960: Army stages coup against ruling Democratic Party.
1963: Association agreement signed with European Economic Community.
1965: Suleyman Demirel becomes prime minister; he'll hold position 7 times.
1971: Army forces Demirel's resignation after spate of political violence.
1974: Turkish troops invade Cyprus.
1978: U.S. trade embargo resulting from invasion is lifted.
1980: Military coup follows political deadlock, civil unrest. Martial law imposed.
1982: New constitution creates 7-year presidency, reduces parliament to single chamber.
1983: Turgut Ozal's Motherland Party wins general election.