Directorate of Communications prepared a public service announcement for Yassıada, which will be inaugurated with the name “Democracy and Liberties Island” with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Yassıada, where the late Prime Minister Adnan Menderes and his fellows were tried and executed consequently in the aftermath of the 1960 coup, will be inaugurated on the 60th anniversary of the coup.
The public service announcement prepared for the inauguration featured the following remarks, “Home to one of the darkest periods in the history of democracy, Yassıada resurges as the Democracy and Liberties Island. While teaching the younger generations about the results of coups, the Island is preparing to be the home of democracy and liberties for the world. The lighthouse of democracy illuminates the darkness.”
The video also includes footage on trials in the aftermath of the coup and provides information on the restoration works and other structures on the Island.