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1995 in Turkey


See also:List of years in Turkey

Events in the year 1995 in Turkey.[1]



Ruling party and the main opposition



  • 4 January – Two parties with the same background, namely Social Democratic Populist Party (SHP) and Republican People's Party (CHP) decided to merge.
  • 12 February – Although SHP was the bigger partner, Erdal İnönü, the former leader of SHP proposed that the fusion should be in CHP.
  • 12 February – Because of dense smog, schools were temporarily closed in İstanbul.
  • 18 February – SHP merged with the CHP and Hikmet Çetin was elected as the caretaker leader of CHP.
  • 12/13 March – Gazi Quarter riots in İstanbul
  • 20 March – Operation Steel launched against Kurdish separatists
  • 11 April – Tansu Çiller started irrigation through the Şanlıurfa Irrigation Tunnels
  • 21 May – Beşiktaş won the championship of the Turkish football league[2]
  • 12 June – 22 soldiers were killed by Kurdish separatists in Tunceli Province
  • 7 July – Operation against Kurdish separatists around the Iraq border
  • 25 July – Gold exchange market was opened
  • 29 August – Flood in Rize; 10 deaths
  • 7 September – Militants killed 9 workers in Hatay Province
  • 15 September – Clash between government forces and militants in Diyarbakır Province
  • 1 October – Earthquake in Dinar, Afyonkarahisar; 90 deaths
  • 9 September – Deniz Baykal was elected as the new president of CHP
  • 19 September – Tansu Çiller and Deniz Baykal could not agree on the coalition protocol and the 50th government dissolved (but continued up to the formation of the new government)
  • 13 October – Tansu Çiller’s 2nd government (founded on 5 October) lost a vote of confidence
  • 5 November – Tansu Çiller’s 3rd government (founded on 30 October, with their coalition partner CHP) received the vote of confidence
  • 13 December – Customs Union with European Union
  • 24 December – General elections :Welfare Party 158 seats, ANAP 132 seats, DYP 135 seats, DSP 76 seats, CHP 49 seats



See also


  1. ^ Türkiye'nin 70 yılı, Tempo, İstanbul, 1998, pp 446–462
  2. ^ Mackolik page
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