After Baykam returned to live in Istanbul in 1987, half of his work became political. "The Box of Democracy" (1987), the artist's first three dimensional work was followed by several other installations exhibited "Kubilay's Room", "The Box of the Referendum" at the first Istanbul Biennial. Baykam also started a series of Photo-News Paintings on mostly political subjects in 1988. So far he has done 5 large shows with this technique: 

1988: Inner Landscapes, part two. A protest show at the Ataturk Cultural Center against censorship and torture in the period when Turgut Ozal and Kenan Evren were in power that also included three dimensional works, like "The Box of Torture", "The Obscene Box" and other "gadgets". 

1990: 555 K (27th of May Was Our First Love) A show at the Ataturk Cultural Center about the story of the revolution in 1960 and the years leading to it. A controversial look at Turkish right wing liberals who define 1960 as a "military coup d'Etat" whereas Baykam welcomes it like many other Kemalists as a revolution that opened the path of democracy in Turkey. 

1994: Kuva-i Milliye (Turkish Independence War) Baykam's show at the Ataturk Cultural Center about the era of Ataturk, his independence war and cultural/social achievements. Many large paintings as well as photo-news paintings, stripe-paintings and actual real weapons and objects formed the show.

1997: 68

Metin Toker Enters Prison.
Photopainting on plywood,
130x180 cm, 1990

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Menderes Wants the Creation of National Fronts.
Photopainting on plywood,
130x180 cm, 1990

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New Forbidding Laws in Ankara.
Photopainting on plywood,
130x180 cm, 1990

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Noisy Session in the Parliament.
Photopainting on plywood,
130x180 cm, 1990

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Menderes Ordered the Topkapı Events.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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April 28 Manifestations.
Photopainting on plywood,
130x180 cm, 1990

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The Inside Story of “555 K”.
Photopainting on plywood,
130x180 cm, 1990

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Freedom, Freedom.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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Heroic Turkish Army Takes Over.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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The Army is the Most Important Guard of Democracy.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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Martial Law.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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Forgetful Society.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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Yeni Sabah Newspaper Has Also Been Closed Down.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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May 21, March of Harbiye’s Young Officers.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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İnönü’s Entrance to Antep Happened With Several Incidents.
Photopainting on plywood,
130x180 cm, 1990

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We Entered an Era of Darkness.
Photopainting on plywood,
130x180 cm, 1990

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Beyond Ordinary Measures Have Been Accepted.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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Whatever You Plant.
Photopainting on plywood,
180x130 cm, 1990

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The International Associatıons of Art UNESCO-IAA/AIAP 18th general assembly was held in Pilsen, Czech Republic and The Turkish national committee president Bedri Baykam has been elected as the world president. October 14-18, 2015