Trisha Shetty

1997 in Turkey

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Centuries:  20th 21st
1997 in Turkey
Decades:  1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Events in the year 1997 in Turkey.

Contents

Parliament

  • 20th Parliament of Turkey
  • Incumbents

  • President - Süleyman Demirel
  • Prime Minister -
  • Leader of the opposition -
  • Ruling party and the main opposition

  • Ruling party
  • Main opposition
  • Cabinet

  • 54th government of Turkey (up to 30 June)
  • 55th government of Turkey (from 30 June)
  • Events

  • 8 January – Democrat Turkey Party was founded by Hüsamettin Cindoruk.
  • 11 January – Prime minister Necmettin Erbakan invited religious order leaders to his Office . This invitation caused political unrest
  • 24 January – Sabotage to Kirkuk–Ceyhan Oil Pipeline
  • 2 February – Beginning of a civil disobedience action 1 minute darkness for a continuous light by turning off the lights every night for 1 minute
  • 28 February – In a meeting of National Security Council the military members of the council asked for a secular administration (This event later on was ironically called post modern coup)
  • 23 April – On children’s day, Tansu Çiller, the vice prime minister, announced that the compulsory education was raised from 5 years to 8 years
  • 15 May – Turkey enters northern Iraq with the stated aim of "supporting KDP actions against the PKK."
  • 16 May – Yaşar Kemal won Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
  • 22 May –4 male and 6 female Turkish weightlifters won the gold medal in 1997 European Weightlifting Championships
  • 25 May - Galatasaray won the championship of the Turkish football league
  • 21 June –Upon Necmettin Erbakan’s resignation, the president appointed Mesut Yılmaz to form the new government.
  • 25 October – Bus accident in Konya Province 49 deaths
  • 14 December - At the Luxembourg summit, the European Union decided to continue negotiations with Turkey
  • Death

  • 4 April - Alparslan Türkeş (born in 1917), politician
  • 4 May - Esin Engin (born in 1945), musician
  • 20 June - Cahit Külebi (born in 1917), poet
  • 26 August - Füreya Koral (born in 1910), ceramist
  • 26 December - Cahit Arf (born in 1910), mathematician
  • References

    1997 in Turkey Wikipedia


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