Turkey's culture and tourism minister said on Tuesday that Yassiada would become a museum island.
"In a sense, there will be a democracy museum in Yassiada. There will also be some other arrangements like rest areas, exhibition and meeting halls," Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said after touring Sivriada and Yassiada by helicopter.
Gunay and the accompanying delegation visited sports hall which was turned into a court hall after May 27 (1960) military coup.
Gunay said representatives of an elected political ruling, including the president and the prime minister, were tried in the court hall after May 27 military coup.
"All the representatives of the Democracy Party government were kept under arrest in this island after May 27 military coup and were judged in an extraordinary court there. The most merciless judges convened and hearings which ashamed legal and democracy history were made," he said.
"We have come here for preliminary works to assess what we can do here. Of course, there will be a museum here relating what has happened here. This place will again be turned into a court hall. We want Turkey to face its history. We are still longing for a liberal constitution and a real state of law. To achieve this, we should face with our history and the new generations should know what happened," Gunay said.
The 1960 military coup toppled the Democrat Party (DP) government led by Prime Minister Adnan Menderes. The junta took control of the administration, alleging that the state's secular character was at risk. The Council of Supreme Justice ruled in favor of the execution of 15 leading actors of the toppled civil administration in Yassiada. Three of the executions were carried out: Menderes, Minister of Foreign Affairs Fatin Rustu Zorlu and Minister of Finance Hasan Polatkan.
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