2010s|20th Parliament of Turkey
President - Süleyman Demirel
Prime Minister -
Leader of the opposition -
54th government of Turkey (up to 30 June)
55th government of Turkey (from 30 June)
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
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
1997 in Turkey Wikipedia
Events in the year 1997 in Turkey.