An assembly in Turkey votes that Kemal Ataturk will be the president. That day Turkey becomes a rebublic.
President Ataturk Dies
He was a heavy drinker most of his life. AT the end of his life he developed liver and kidney problems and died at the age of 57
Earthquake Hits Turkey Hard
An earthquake hit 7.7 on the Richard scale. It claimed 25,000 people's lives.
The constituion is Turkeys fundamental law. It explains the organization of the government,the principles and rules, and the rights of the citizens. It was ratified on November 7.
Children Are Trapped And Die
Over 160 people many of them schoolchildren are trapped in an earthquake and later die in an earthquake near Bingol.
25 people killed and ove3r 200 are injured when two bombs explode in two different cars near the synogaouge in Instanbul.
The State TV does their first Tv braodcst in the Turkish-Kurdish language
Gunman Opens Fire
A gunmanopens fire in the highest court killing a judge and injuring 4 others. Thousands of Turks prtest against what they think is a Islamic Fundamentalist attack.
3 People Jailed
The court jails 3 people for the 2007 killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, one of the three will be in jail for life. The verdict promts protest that that no one has been convicted of the alledged killing of Mr. Dink.
nearly 70 member of the Turkish military are arested bacause of the aleged "SledgeHammer" plot. And thrirty three are charged with trying to overthrow the government.