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01-19 Outspoken journalist shot dead Istanbul
2. 04-27 Army 'concerned' by vote Turkey
D. 07-22 Ruling party claims win Turkey
E. 08-28 Turks elect ex-Islamist president Turkey
F. 11-29 Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed Isparta, Turkey
6. 12-01 Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq Northern Iraq
7. 12-16 Turkey hits PKK Northern Iraq

Summary.     Click for More > Army 'concerned' by vote   Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament Presidential vote annulled Ruling party claims win Jet hijack ends peacefully Turks elect ex-Islamist president   Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting Turkey hits rebels in Iraq   US bill on Armenia moves forward   A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 2... Turkey condemns US Armenia vote Turkey recalls U.S. envoy Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat MPs clear attacks in Iraq 44 die as Turkey battles Kurdish rebels Turkish troops missing after raid Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK Kurdish rebels pounded Vote on Armenian genocide put off Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq  The Turkish military said it attacked 50 to 60 Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, inflicting 'significant losses' Turkey hits PKK 'US backed' Turkish raids on Iraq Turkish troops cross into Iraq Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes
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January 2007 ... more > Top ^
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Jan.19  
  Hrant Dink, 53, was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist who spoke out against the killings of Armenians early last century
 He was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian 'genocide' of 1915. Prime Minister Erdogan condemned his killing and said 2 suspects had been arrested
 Fury in Turkey at editor's murder  Armenian anger at Turkish murder Jan.20  Dink suspect's picture released Hrant Dink murder suspect caught Jan.21 Teen admits killing journalist  Earthquake demolishes homes in 2 villages Jan.23 Thousands mourn journalist Hrant Dink

March 2007 ... more > Top ^
Mar.12  Former Iranian official likely kidnapped

April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.19 Bible attack suspects detained
Apr.26  Apartment building collapsed  Iran, EU 'closer' on nuclear talks Apr.27   Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
Apr.28  Ruling party warns army  Turkey warned: Respect democracy Apr.29 Huge rally for Turkish secularism  Gul defiant as secular rally Apr.30 Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity

May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Hundreds detained amid protests     Presidential vote annulled  Coutry highest court halted a parliamentary vote that looked certain to install an Islamist president May.2  PM wants June 24 election May.3  New election date July 22 May.8  Government backs popular vote May.10  Final vote for Turkish reforms May.12  1 dead, 14 hurt in blast May.20  Protests draw thousands May.22  Rush hour blast strikes busy market May.25  President vetoes vote plan May.30  Turkey sends forces to Iraq border

June 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4 7 Turkish soldiers killed in rebel raid
Jun.6 Turkish troops enter Iraq  Oil prices rise on cyclone, unrest Jun.9  Iraq condemns Turkish 'shelling'

July 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jul.17  PM Erdogan to quit on lost election Jul.21 Turkey to vote in key elections
Jul.22 Ruling party leads poll   Ruling party claims win  AK Party won a resounding election victory, giving the Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular elite PM vows to pursue reform  Kurdish rebels ready for Turkish offensive Jul.25  Gul hints at presidency

August 2007 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4 Parliament being sworn in
Aug.13 Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.14  Gul vows secular agenda Aug.18   Jet hijack ends peacefully   2 men who hijacked a Turkish passenger jet have surrendered after releasing the passengers and crew they had been holding hostage Aug.26  Massa triumphs as Hamilton suffers Aug.27  Army: Secularism in danger Aug.28   Turks elect ex-Islamist president
  Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting.    Gul is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state si...


September 2007 ... more > Top ^
Sep.29  'Kurd attack' kills 12

October 2007 ... more > Top ^
Oct.7  PKK attack kills 13 Turk soldiers Oct.9  Turkey 'to hit rebels in in Iraq' Oct.10     Turkey hits rebels in Iraq  Turkey is shelling Kurdish rebel camps across the border in northern Iraq. The government unlikely to move toward sending ground troops     US bill on Armenia moves forward
  A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 21.    The nonbinding resolution says the deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire between in 1915-1923, resulting in the deaths of 1.5 million, amounted to 'genocide' Presi...
    Turkey condemns US Armenia vote  Turkey has denounced a vote by a US congressional committee recognising as genocide the 1915-17 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks Armenia bill: Bush in damage control Oct.11     Turkey recalls U.S. envoy  Turkey warned of repercussions in a growing dispute over congressional efforts to label the World War I era killings of Armenians 'genocide' Oct.12 Angry Turks ready to cut U.S. ties U.S. plans for Turkey backlash Oct.14  Top general: 'U.S. shot its own foot'  Attacks cross Iraq-Turkey border Oct.15  Iraq plea to Turkey: Don't use military Oct.16     Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat   Iraq urged Turkey to refrain from launching military action against Kurdish separatists based in Iraqi territory Turkey seeks green light on Iraq Oct.17     MPs clear attacks in Iraq
  The parliament has given permission for the government to launch operations into Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels Oct.19  Kurds 'will fight Turkish raids' Oct.21     44 die as Turkey battles Kurdish rebels   Turkey's leaders are considering their response after rebels killed at least 12 soldiers. Turkey immediately responded by killing 32 rebels Turkey vows to defeat PKK rebels Oct.22   Turkish troops missing after raid
  8 troops are still missing after an attack by Kurdish rebels that left 12 troops dead, the Turkish military has confirmed U.S. works to avoid Turkish incursion  Turks sending top envoy to Iraq Oct.23     Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK  Turkey and Iraq have agreed to work together to deal with the problem of Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq Oct.24     Kurdish rebels pounded  Turkish warplanes and helicopter gunships have been bombing separatist positions along the Iraqi-Turkish frontier  Defeat leaves Liverpool on brink Oct.25  Turkey 'kills 30-plus terrorists'     Vote on Armenian genocide put off
  Supporters of a resolution that would have declared the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians 'genocide' dropped their call for a vote on the measure Oct.26  Iraq, Turkey hold critical talks Oct.27 PM vows to fight rebels on own terms Oct.28 Iraq warns Turkey over incursion Oct.30  Turkish copters pound Kurd rebels Oct.31  US giving Turkey PKK intelligence

November 2007 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2 US declares PKK 'a common enemy'
Nov.3  Rice: U.S. backs Turkey on PKK fight Nov.5  Turk PM, Bush discuss Kurd rebels Nov.6  Liverpool lash Turks in record win Nov.16  Legal action to ban Kurdish party Nov.29   Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed Map of Isparta Turkey  All have died. The Atlasjet Airlines' MacDonnell Douglas 83 crashed in southern Turkey as the pilot was preparing to land in Isparta

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1 Turkish army fires on PKK in Iraq
 Thousands mourn plane dead   Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq
  The Turkish military said it attacked 50 to 60 Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, inflicting 'significant losses'
 A spokesman for the local Iraqi Kurdistan government denied there had been an attack. The Turkish military did not say whether Turkish troops had crossed into Iraq to conduct the operation
Dec.16   Turkey hits PKK   The warplanes and long-range missiles attacked Kurdish rebel positions in the mountains near the Turkish border     'US backed' Turkish raids on Iraq  Turkish military: The air strikes against Kurdish rebels in Iraq were approved by the United States in advance US denies backing Turkey PKK raid
Dec.17  Iraq condemns Turkish attacks Dec.18   Turkish troops cross into Iraq  About 300 Turkish troops pursuit Kurdish rebels, and remained near the corner where the borders of Iraq, Turkey and Iran come together Dec.22   Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes  Turkey has launched fresh strikes across the border against positions held by the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party Dec.23 Turkish jets hit Iraqi Kurd region Dec.24 Iraq Kurds warn Turkey over raids  Bush sees 3-way fight against PKK


Army 'concerned' by vote




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Apr.27
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
Apr.28  Ruling party warns army May.30  Turkey sends forces to Iraq border Jun.4 7 Turkish soldiers killed in rebel raid
Jun.6 Turkish troops enter Iraq Jun.9  Iraq condemns Turkish 'shelling' Jul.22  Kurdish rebels ready for Turkish offensive Aug.27  Army: Secularism in danger Sep.29  'Kurd attack' kills 12 Oct.7  PKK attack kills 13 Turk soldiers Oct.9  Turkey 'to hit rebels in in Iraq' Oct.10   Turkey hits rebels in Iraq  Turkey is shelling Kurdish rebel camps across the border in northern Iraq. The government unlikely to move toward sending ground troops Oct.10   US bill on Armenia moves forward
  A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 21.    The nonbinding resolution says the deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire between in 1915-1923, resulting in the deaths of 1.5 million, amounted to 'genocide' Presi...
Oct.12 U.S. plans for Turkey backlash
Oct.14  Top general: 'U.S. shot its own foot' Oct.14  Attacks cross Iraq-Turkey border Oct.15  Iraq plea to Turkey: Don't use military Oct.16 Turkey seeks green light on Iraq Oct.17   MPs clear attacks in Iraq  The parliament has given permission for the government to launch operations into Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels Oct.19  Kurds 'will fight Turkish raids' Oct.21   44 die as Turkey battles Kurdish rebels   Turkey's leaders are considering their response after rebels killed at least 12 soldiers. Turkey immediately responded by killing 32 rebels Oct.21 Turkey vows to defeat PKK rebels Oct.22 Turkish troops missing after raid   8 troops are still missing after an attack by Kurdish rebels that left 12 troops dead, the Turkish military has confirmed Oct.22 U.S. works to avoid Turkish incursion Oct.23   Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK  Turkey and Iraq have agreed to work together to deal with the problem of Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq Oct.24   Kurdish rebels pounded  Turkish warplanes and helicopter gunships have been bombing separatist positions along the Iraqi-Turkish frontier Oct.25  Turkey 'kills 30-plus terrorists' Oct.27 PM vows to fight rebels on own terms Oct.28 Iraq warns Turkey over incursion Oct.30  Turkish copters pound Kurd rebels Oct.31  US giving Turkey PKK intelligence Nov.3  Rice: U.S. backs Turkey on PKK fight Nov.5  Turk PM, Bush discuss Kurd rebels Dec.1 Turkish army fires on PKK in Iraq Dec.1 Turkey attacks Kurd rebels in Iraq
  The Turkish military said it attacked 50 to 60 Kurdish rebels inside Iraqi territory, inflicting 'significant losses'
 A spokesman for the local Iraqi Kurdistan government denied there had been an attack. The Turkish military did not say whether Turkish troops had crossed into Iraq to conduct the operation
Dec.16 Turkey hits PKK
  The warplanes and long-range missiles attacked Kurdish rebel positions in the mountains near the Turkish border Dec.16   'US backed' Turkish raids on Iraq  Turkish military: The air strikes against Kurdish rebels in Iraq were approved by the United States in advance Dec.18 Turkish troops cross into Iraq  About 300 Turkish troops pursuit Kurdish rebels, and remained near the corner where the borders of Iraq, Turkey and Iran come together Dec.22 Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes  Turkey has launched fresh strikes across the border against positions held by the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party Dec.23 Turkish jets hit Iraqi Kurd region Dec.24 Iraq Kurds warn Turkey over raids Dec.24  Bush sees 3-way fight against PKK



Turkey, 2007 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.9 Plane crash kills 30 Turkish workers
Jan.21  Earthquake demolishes homes in 2 villages Apr.26  Apartment building collapsed Jun.6  Oil prices rise on cyclone, unrest Nov.29 Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed Map of Isparta Turkey  All have died. The Atlasjet Airlines' MacDonnell Douglas 83 crashed in southern Turkey as the pilot was preparing to land in Isparta Dec.1  Thousands mourn plane dead



Turkey, 2007 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.26  Massa triumphs as Hamilton suffers Oct.24  Defeat leaves Liverpool on brink Nov.6  Liverpool lash Turks in record win



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2007 Jun.6  Oil prices rise on cyclone, unrest



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2007 Jan.19 Outspoken journalist shot dead
  Hrant Dink, 53, was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist who spoke out against the killings of Armenians early last century
 He was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian 'genocide' of 1915. Prime Minister Erdogan condemned his killing and said 2 suspects had been arrested
Jan.20  Dink suspect's picture released Jan.20 Hrant Dink murder suspect caught
Jan.21 Teen admits killing journalist Mar.12  Former Iranian official likely kidnapped Apr.19 Bible attack suspects detained May.12  1 dead, 14 hurt in blast May.22  Rush hour blast strikes busy market Aug.18 Jet hijack ends peacefully   2 men who hijacked a Turkish passenger jet have surrendered after releasing the passengers and crew they had been holding hostage Sep.29  'Kurd attack' kills 12



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2007 Jan.19 Outspoken journalist shot dead
  Hrant Dink, 53, was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist who spoke out against the killings of Armenians early last century
 He was given a six-month suspended sentence in October 2005 after writing about the Armenian 'genocide' of 1915. Prime Minister Erdogan condemned his killing and said 2 suspects had been arrested
Jan.19  Fury in Turkey at editor's murder Jan.19  Armenian anger at Turkish murder Jan.23 Thousands mourn journalist Hrant Dink
Apr.26  Iran, EU 'closer' on nuclear talks Apr.27 Army 'concerned' by vote
  Army has warned against questioning the secular system after a disputed 1st-round presidential vote in parliament.    The ruling party has sharply criticised an army threat. The European Union and the U.S. have urg...
Apr.28  Ruling party warns army Apr.28  Turkey warned: Respect democracy Apr.29 Huge rally for Turkish secularism Apr.29  Gul defiant as secular rally Apr.30 Prime Minister Erdogan calls for unity May.1  Hundreds detained amid protests May.1   Presidential vote annulled  Coutry highest court halted a parliamentary vote that looked certain to install an Islamist president May.2  PM wants June 24 election May.3  New election date July 22 May.8  Government backs popular vote May.10  Final vote for Turkish reforms May.20  Protests draw thousands May.25  President vetoes vote plan Jun.9  Iraq condemns Turkish 'shelling' Jul.17  PM Erdogan to quit on lost election Jul.21 Turkey to vote in key elections Jul.22 Ruling party leads poll Jul.22 Ruling party claims win  AK Party won a resounding election victory, giving the Islamist-rooted party a mandate for reform but risking fresh tensions with the secular elite Jul.22 PM vows to pursue reform Jul.25  Gul hints at presidency Aug.4 Parliament being sworn in Aug.13 Gul getting 2nd shot at presidency Aug.14  Gul vows secular agenda Aug.27  Army: Secularism in danger Aug.28 Turks elect ex-Islamist president
  Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has been elected president in a parliamentary vote in a third round of voting.    Gul is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state si...
Oct.10   US bill on Armenia moves forward
  A bill recognising the killing of Armenians in Ottoman times as genocide passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee by 27 votes to 21.    The nonbinding resolution says the deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians from the Ottoman Empire between in 1915-1923, resulting in the deaths of 1.5 million, amounted to 'genocide' Presi...
Oct.10   Turkey condemns US Armenia vote  Turkey has denounced a vote by a US congressional committee recognising as genocide the 1915-17 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks Oct.10 Armenia bill: Bush in damage control Oct.11   Turkey recalls U.S. envoy  Turkey warned of repercussions in a growing dispute over congressional efforts to label the World War I era killings of Armenians 'genocide' Oct.12 Angry Turks ready to cut U.S. ties Oct.14  Top general: 'U.S. shot its own foot' Oct.15  Iraq plea to Turkey: Don't use military Oct.16   Iraq seeks talks on Turkey threat   Iraq urged Turkey to refrain from launching military action against Kurdish separatists based in Iraqi territory Oct.16 Turkey seeks green light on Iraq Oct.17   MPs clear attacks in Iraq  The parliament has given permission for the government to launch operations into Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels Oct.22 U.S. works to avoid Turkish incursion Oct.22  Turks sending top envoy to Iraq Oct.23   Turkey wins Iraq backing on PKK  Turkey and Iraq have agreed to work together to deal with the problem of Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq Oct.25   Vote on Armenian genocide put off  Supporters of a resolution that would have declared the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians 'genocide' dropped their call for a vote on the measure Oct.26  Iraq, Turkey hold critical talks Oct.27 PM vows to fight rebels on own terms Oct.28 Iraq warns Turkey over incursion Nov.2 US declares PKK 'a common enemy' Nov.3  Rice: U.S. backs Turkey on PKK fight Nov.5  Turk PM, Bush discuss Kurd rebels Nov.16  Legal action to ban Kurdish party Dec.1  Thousands mourn plane dead Dec.16 US denies backing Turkey PKK raid Dec.17  Iraq condemns Turkish attacks Dec.24 Iraq Kurds warn Turkey over raids Dec.24  Bush sees 3-way fight against PKK