A Social Network Analysis of the July 15 Coup Attempt: Social Resistance, Network Patterns, and Collective Discourse


BILIG, vol.93, no.93, pp.1-28, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 93
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Index Islamicus, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-28
  • Keywords: The July 15 failed coup attempt, social resistance, collective discourse, network patterns, perception management, social network analysis, discourse analysis, TWITTER, REVOLUTIONS, TURKEY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Many aspects of the July 15 failed coup attempt were significant and induded social resistance, community formation and network patterns, collective discourse, perception management and power of the new media. Based on these notions, the main objective of this research is to examine the July 15 failed coup attempt within the perspective of social media. In a mixed method study, in which social network analysis and discourse analysis were used, the research revealed that different layers of the community demonstrated a collective discourse in favor of democracy and online social networks were used as a space where masses would communicate with each other, mobilize, rally against the plotters, and express how they felt; all of which eventually changed the fate of the July 15 failed coup attempt.