ISSN: 1011-727X
e-ISSN: 2667-5420

Mustafa Albayrak

Keywords: Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, Repuclican People’s Party, Republican Nations Party, Freedom Party, Defense of Press Rights Law


The Freedom Party was established by rebel of Democratic Party members who have resigned from party in 20 December 1955. After many newspapers have been suspended and newsmen jailed by government action, 19 Democratic Party members of the National Assembly demand that proof of the accuracy of a published statement be made relevant to defense in prosecutions under the Pres Law. Rejected by the Group of the Democratic Party. Subsequently 10 of the 19 members resign from the party and the other 9 are expelled. The Freedom Party dissolves itself to merge with the Republican People's Party in 24 November 1958. This article is explained Freedom Party was establish and growing and important in Turkish political history.