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.

Che and Deniz series.
Silkscreen and mixed media on canvas,
130x200 cm, 1997

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Mick Jagger and the Protester.
Photopainting,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Deniz Gezmiş.
Photopainting,
150x100 cm, 1997

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A Decree in the Official Paper.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Father&Son.
Photopainting,
100x150 cm, 1997

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March 12, 1971.
Photopainting,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Imagine.
Photopainting,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Deniz Gezmiş and His Friend Suat Sevgili in Istanbul, 1968.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Mahir.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Mahir Çayan and Four of His Friends Ran Away From Prison.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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What’s on Tv Tonight Honey.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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The Last Letter.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Unpredicted Stone.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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The Moment Deniz Was Cought.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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The Checks Won’t Let Go.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Four American Soldiers Have Been Taken as Hostage.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Elrom Found Dead.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Gezmiş, Aslan and Inan Hung.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x150 cm, 1997

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Suphi Baykam: Turkey Will Be Drawn Into a Civil War.
Photopainting,
150x100 cm, 1997

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El Commandante.
Photopainting on canvas,
100x200 cm, 1997

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The South America of Che
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102x153 cm, 1999

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The Nazım Hikmet of Che, the Cuba of Nazım Hikmet.
Mixed media on canvas,
290x313 cm, 1999

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Revolution, This Has Been Done Before.
Mixed media on canvas.
250x400 cm, 1999

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Baykam’s show “The 40th of the Cuban Revolutian as seen bt a Turkish artist” as installed at the Museum Revolution

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Works From The Last Decade / March 7-April 7, 2018 National Academy of Art of Ukraine