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Hotel hostages released  Hostages held at Istanbul hotel have been freed unharmed. Pro-Chechen captors surrendered Prison hunger strike  The death toll in has reached 20 as protest against transfer from large wards to new prisons Turkey urged to ease prison crisis  EU has warned country to resolve a dispute with inmates in which 20 hunger strikers have died Military plane crash kills 37
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Crisis plan defended  Kemal Dervis, economy minister, is very confident his new reform package can save Turkey Real, Galatasaray 3-0 Gunmen took 100 hostages
Ship survivor found 2 die in bomb attack Leftists claim suicide bombing Crew charged over ship deaths Debate turned violent  2 members of parliament have been questioned in connection with a fight that ended with a fatal heart attack Money market crisis  Banks rushed to buy billions of dollars, shares on the main index have lost 29% Turkey floating its currency  Labour and business groups have called for a government shake-up as workers fear serious hardship New economic measures  Prime Minister Ecevit has resisted calls for a government reshuffle. He promised new measures to combat the crisis economy   Turkey moves to stabilise currency  IMF to review a 3-year anti-inflation programme backed by $11 billion Human rights reform  A programme of wide-ranging reforms had been approved to secure European Union membershi Protest against economic reform  Thousands protest IMF-backed reforms. Government meets union leaders and employers to muster support Galatasaray defeated Real 3-2 Protest against economic policy  Thousands demonstrates against government's handling of an economic crisis that has cut the value of lira by 40% Protests greet crisis plan


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  Tens of thousands gathered in Istanbul to demand government resignations. Economy minister has called to accept sacrifices
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  20 armed Chechen rebels stormed a luxury hotel in central Istanbul. They allowed women and children to leave
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  CASA CN-235 cargo plane was carrying 31 troops and 6 crew members. It suffered a technical malfunction
May.19   Fatal plane crash  Spanish-designed CASA CN-235 cargo aircraft, a military cargo plane, crashed on a test flight

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Jun.6   Demoted minister quits
  S. Tantan was dismissed as Interior Minister and moved to a junior post. He was known for anti-corruption inquiries
Jun.22   Opposition party banned  The Constitutional Court has banned the Islamic Virtue Party, which had 102 seats in parliament

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Jul.18   U.S. pilot survives Turkish crash
  Air Force pilot parachuted from F-16 on the way to patrol the northern 'no-fly zone' in Iraq

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Sep.5 Sweden qualifies for World Cup Sep.10     Suicide bomber kills 2
  Blast in central Istanbul near a police checkpoint injured 21, mostly policemen Sep.24   Constitutional reform debated
  37 constitutional amendments will qualify country for European Union membership

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Oct.3   Turkey aims for EU membership
  34 changes to the constitution include limiting the death penalty

November 2001 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Turk special forces boost alliance
  Turkey was to deploy 90-man unit to Northern Afghanistan
Nov.14 Turkey, Austria 5-0





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Gunmen took 100 hostages




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Apr.22
  20 armed Chechen rebels stormed a luxury hotel in central Istanbul. They allowed women and children to leave
May.16 Military plane crash kills 37
  CASA CN-235 cargo plane was carrying 31 troops and 6 crew members. It suffered a technical malfunction
May.19 Fatal plane crash  Spanish-designed CASA CN-235 cargo aircraft, a military cargo plane, crashed on a test flight Jul.18 U.S. pilot survives Turkish crash  Air Force pilot parachuted from F-16 on the way to patrol the northern 'no-fly zone' in Iraq Nov.1 Turk special forces boost alliance
  Turkey was to deploy 90-man unit to Northern Afghanistan




Turkey, 2001 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.2 Ship survivor found May.16 Military plane crash kills 37
  CASA CN-235 cargo plane was carrying 31 troops and 6 crew members. It suffered a technical malfunction
May.19 Fatal plane crash  Spanish-designed CASA CN-235 cargo aircraft, a military cargo plane, crashed on a test flight Jul.18 U.S. pilot survives Turkish crash  Air Force pilot parachuted from F-16 on the way to patrol the northern 'no-fly zone' in Iraq



Turkey, 2001 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2001 Apr.3 Galatasaray defeated Real 3-2 Apr.18 Real, Galatasaray 3-0 Sep.5 Sweden qualifies for World Cup Nov.14 Turkey, Austria 5-0



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2001 Feb.21 Money market crisis  Banks rushed to buy billions of dollars, shares on the main index have lost 29% Feb.22 Turkey floating its currency  Labour and business groups have called for a government shake-up as workers fear serious hardship Feb.24 New economic measures  Prime Minister Ecevit has resisted calls for a government reshuffle. He promised new measures to combat the crisis economy Feb.26   Turkey moves to stabilise currency  IMF to review a 3-year anti-inflation programme backed by $11 billion Mar.31 Protest against economic reform  Thousands protest IMF-backed reforms. Government meets union leaders and employers to muster support Apr.7 Protest against economic policy  Thousands demonstrates against government's handling of an economic crisis that has cut the value of lira by 40% Apr.14 Protests greet crisis plan
  Tens of thousands gathered in Istanbul to demand government resignations. Economy minister has called to accept sacrifices
Apr.15 Crisis plan defended  Kemal Dervis, economy minister, is very confident his new reform package can save Turkey



Turkey, 2001 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.3 2 die in bomb attack Jan.4 Leftists claim suicide bombing Jan.6 Crew charged over ship deaths Apr.22 Gunmen took 100 hostages
  20 armed Chechen rebels stormed a luxury hotel in central Istanbul. They allowed women and children to leave
Apr.23 Hotel hostages released  Hostages held at Istanbul hotel have been freed unharmed. Pro-Chechen captors surrendered Apr.28 Prison hunger strike  The death toll in has reached 20 as protest against transfer from large wards to new prisons May.1 Turkey urged to ease prison crisis  EU has warned country to resolve a dispute with inmates in which 20 hunger strikers have died Sep.10   Suicide bomber kills 2  Blast in central Istanbul near a police checkpoint injured 21, mostly policemen



Turkey, 2001 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.4 Leftists claim suicide bombing Feb.1 Debate turned violent  2 members of parliament have been questioned in connection with a fight that ended with a fatal heart attack Mar.19 Human rights reform  A programme of wide-ranging reforms had been approved to secure European Union membershi Mar.31 Protest against economic reform  Thousands protest IMF-backed reforms. Government meets union leaders and employers to muster support Apr.7 Protest against economic policy  Thousands demonstrates against government's handling of an economic crisis that has cut the value of lira by 40% Apr.14 Protests greet crisis plan
  Tens of thousands gathered in Istanbul to demand government resignations. Economy minister has called to accept sacrifices
Apr.15 Crisis plan defended  Kemal Dervis, economy minister, is very confident his new reform package can save Turkey May.1 Turkey urged to ease prison crisis  EU has warned country to resolve a dispute with inmates in which 20 hunger strikers have died Jun.6 Demoted minister quits
  S. Tantan was dismissed as Interior Minister and moved to a junior post. He was known for anti-corruption inquiries
Jun.22 Opposition party banned  The Constitutional Court has banned the Islamic Virtue Party, which had 102 seats in parliament Sep.24 Constitutional reform debated  37 constitutional amendments will qualify country for European Union membership Oct.3 Turkey aims for EU membership  34 changes to the constitution include limiting the death penalty