National Geographic : 1994 May
Rifles mimic minarets in the capital of Ankara at the April 1993 funeral of President Turgut Ozal, architect of Turkey's modern economy. Empowered as guardian of the republic, the military in the past 34 years has seized control three times, then relinquished it to civilians. "Today the state seems to be working," asserts former president and retired general Kenan Evren. "The era of coups is finished."