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Reflections Of 1956 Hungarian Uprising In Akis Journal
Hungarian uprising which started on October 23, 1956 was one of the most significant events in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War period. The uprising of the Hungarian people against the USSR, oppressive communist Hungarian government and bad economic conditions with the desire to freedom and a democratic administration caused the bloody suppression of the uprising by the USSR. The Suez crisis was another event that occurred at the same days as the Hungarian uprising. While the states, United Nations and the international public opinion were focused on the Suez crisis, the events that took place in Hungary did not occupy the agenda as much as the events in Egypt. The events that took place in Hungary were given wide coverage in Akis journal and evaluated in terms of political, economic and social aspects. Approach of global public opinion and Western Bloc to the Hungarian uprising was conveyed to Turkish public opinion from the perspective of Akis. The main subject of this study is how the 1956 Hungarian uprising was handled in Akis journal. In this context, at first, historical reasons behind the Hungarian uprising were mentioned and information about communist oppression regime which has gradually increased its influence in Hungary until 1956 was given. In order to understand how Akis journal approached the Hungarian uprising, further details on the structure of the journal and its editorial policy were provided. The approach of Akis to the Hungarian uprising and evoluation of the incidents from the perpectives of Hungarians, the Eastern Bloc and the Western Bloc was explored. Furthermore, the way how the Hungarian uprising presented to the Turkish public was analysed.

Hungary, Akis, Hungarian Uprising, Soviet Union

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