Birand reveals film on postmodern coup
ISTANBUL-Hürriyet Daily News
Journalist Mehmet Ali Birand (4th L) is seen with the team of his documentary. Hürriyet Daily News photoHürriyet Daily News columnist Mehmet Ali Birand’s 12 part documentary series on the February 28 1997 coup will begin broadcasting Feb. 13, on CNN Turk.
Titled “The Last Coup: February 28,” the series was presented to journalists in a press conference at Doğan Media Center yesterday.
Speaking during the conference, Birand said: “The documentary focuses on the events that happened before and after February 28. We have made a documentary that viewers will love.”
Saying that the documentary does not aim to criticize the military movements or anyone from the military, Birand said: “Our only aim was to objectively reflect the events during the February 28 period. Each episode covers an event that took place within that period of time.”
“The documentary also draws attention to terrorist organizations and how Abdullah Öcalan was caught,” he said, adding that shared intelligence between CIA and MIT was vital in the capture of Öcalan.