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Aftershocks rattle quake victims  Aftershocks, the strongest of 5.3, continued to rattle. Residents have been preparing for a cold night outdoors Turkish minister's jibe angers Italy Huge drug shipment seized Turkey toasts World Cup history Turkey ousts Japan, reaches quarters   Turkey shoots into semis
Fury over Mecca castle demolition 6.0 earthquake, 40 people killed

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  The quake centred in western Turkey and was felt as far away as Istanbul. There was widespread panic

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  Substitute Mansiz swept home a golden goal four minutes into extra time against Senegal
  Hakan Sukur hit the fastest goal in World Cup finals history after 11 seconds

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Jul.7 I will not resign, says Ecevit Jul.9     Government facing collapse
  A 5th minister has resigned in a political and economic crisis sparked by fears about the health of the ailing prime minister Jul.12 Defectors launch new party Jul.16   Ecevit agrees to hold early polls  Prime Minister has agreed with his coalition leaders to hold elections in November. Government lost its parliamentary majority Jul.31   Parliament votes for early elections  Elections will end political turmoil threatening the country's $16 billion IMF rescue programme

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Aug.2   Key reform package passed
  The parliament abolished the death penalty and lifted the ban on education and broadcasts in Kurdish
Aug.9   Economy minister resigns  Kemal Dervis has bowed to political pressure by announcing he is to step down ahead of early elections

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Sep.28     Uranium seized  Officials have seized 34.6 pounds of uranium and arrested two Turkish men in Urfa, in southeastern Turkey Sep.29     Uranium suspects released  The amount in their possession was only a fraction of what officials originally estimated

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Oct.3   Turkey lifts Ocalan death sentence  The state security court has commuted the death sentence of Kurdish rebel leader to life imprisonment Oct.5   TV channels yanked off the air  Authorities turn off 3 channels for dedicating too much time to the businessman's parliamentary campaign Oct.23   Turkey move to ban pro-Islam party  Constitutional court is being urged to ban and Development Party that is leading opinion polls ahead of the general elections Oct.31 Ministers bombarded at stadium

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Nov.2     Islamic party ahead  Polls predict a defeat to ruling coalition parties and victory to the Justice and Development Party Nov.3   Landslide win for Islamic party
  A win allows Justice and Development Party to rule without a coalition and amend the constitution
Nov.4   Europe hails AKP victory  Europe has reacted with guarded optimism to the landslide election victory of Justice and Development Party Nov.5     AKP set to choose prime minister  Leader of the Islamist-based party Justice and Development, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is barred due to a past conviction Nov.10     Opposition backs Erdogan PM bid  Opposition leader Deniz Baykal says the parliament ban should be ended

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Dec.13   EU enters expansion endgame
  EU leaders have formally approved a 2004 review date for Turkey's candidacy and offered Poland 1bn extra euros Dec.14   Turkey vows reform after EU rebuff
  Prime minister Abdullah Gul is promising to press ahead with human rights and democracy reforms Dec.18     Turkey to lobby Arab world on Iraq
  Tayyip Erdogan was launching a diplomatic campaign to win the understanding of major Arab countries Dec.27   Turkey delays Iraq war decision
  NATO member will delay any decision until weapons inspectors have announced their initial findings

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