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This event underscores the need to establish binding international legal principles to ban the recognition of military regimes as a result of coups d'etat. Establishment of such principles, and the creation of the legal mechanisms for applying them, would foster democracy throughout the world.The circumstances in Turkey mimic several similar situations in recent history: the coming to power of governments without support from the military. Once confronted with a threat to their political hegemony, the military either overthrows the civilian government or refuses to surrender power to democratically elected civilians.New principles could be developed, however, that would automatically bar the recognition of such de facto regimes.An ousted civilian government that has been freely elected by the people should not be denied recognition in favor of a post-coup military regime unless the overthrown government was responsible for gross human rights violations.Nonrecognition of military regimes responds to increasing worldwide demands to eliminate the plague of military dictatorships.
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