Kenan Evren’s name removed from two schools in Marmaris
MUĞLA – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoTwo schools in the resort town of Marmaris named after 1980 coup leader Kenan Evren are being given new names after complaints from parents.
The names of the Kenan Evren Secondary School and Kenan Paşa Primary and Secondary School have been changed to Marmaris Secondary School and Armutalan Primary and Secondary School, respectively, on the back of complaints.
Evren, who led the 1980 coup wish ushered in a period of severe repression marked by torture, murder, executions and general repression, later became the seventh president of Turkey. After retiring, he settled in the Marmaris area, and helped with the construction of the secondary school that had born his name until the present.
Previously, the name of a boulevard in Marmaris, Kenan Evren Boulevard, was changed to Cumhuriyet Boulevard following a decision by the municipality city council.
Evren, 96, is currently on trial in relation to alleged crimes during the coup period along with the other surviving member of the junta, Tahsin Şahinkaya.