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1961 in Turkey

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Centuries:  20th 21st
1961 in Turkey
Decades:  1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s

Events in the year 1961 in Turkey.

Contents

Parliament

  • 12th Parliament of Turkey (from 6 January)
  • Incumbents

  • President – Cemal Gürsel
  • Prime Minister
  • Leader of the opposition - Ekrem Alican (from 12 November)
  • Ruling party and the main opposition

  • Ruling party - Republican People’s Party (CHP) and coalition partner (Justice Party (AP)) (from 20 November)
  • Main opposition - New Turkey Party (YTP) (from 20 November)
  • Cabinet

  • 24th government of Turkey (up to 5 January)
  • 25th government of Turkey (5 January – 20 November)
  • 26th government of Turkey (from 20 November)
  • Events

  • 6 January - constituent assembly
  • 1 April – The ban on Political activities was lifted
  • 3 June - Fenerbahçe won the championship of Turkish football league.
  • 9 July – Referendum on the new Turkish constitution (65% approved)
  • 15 September - Verdicts (on the Democrat Party (DP) members) pronounced
  • 16/17 September - Executions
  • 15 October – General elections (CHP 173 seats, AP 158 seats, YTP 65 seats, CKMP 54 seats)
  • 26 October - Cemal Gürsel was elected as the new president. Fahri Özdilek was appointed as the acting prime minister.
  • Births

  • 1 January - Edibe Sözen, politician
  • 31 January - Fatih Kısaparmak, singer and songwriter
  • 3 May - Leyla Zana, politician
  • 15 June - Gülten Kışanak, politician
  • 1 July - Birgül Ayman Güler, politician
  • 17 December - Ersun Yanal, football coach
  • Deaths

  • 8 January - Yaşar Doğu (aged 48), wrestler
  • 26 February – Hasan Ali Yücel (aged 64), writer and former minister of National education
  • 16 June – Peyami Safa (aged 62), writer and journalist
  • 16 September - Hasan Polatkan (aged 46), former minister of Finance
  • 16 September – Fatin Rüştü Zorlu (aged 51), former minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 17 September – Adnan Menderes (aged 62), former prime minister (19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd government of Turkey)
  • 19 September – Şemsettin Günaltay (aged 78), former prime minister (1940s)
  • References

    1961 in Turkey Wikipedia


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