First of all, the leftists’ argument -- that nationalists do not support the trial and that they served the coup by infusing society with hatred and animosity for minorities -- is false. What leftists say is only proof of the continued polarization of Turkish politics. … Nationalists began to face the 1980 coup right away. In 1980, well-known nationalist and rightist figures such as Nevzat Köseoğlu, Burhan Kavuncu and Taha Akyol were brought to court for their anti-coup statements. But when their defense speeches, criticizing the coup and the military mindset, were welcomed and supported by the public, they started to face the coup. These nationalists have already done what the rest of society is doing today. What really needs to change is the mindset of leftists who are still prejudiced against nationalists.