1955 in Turkey

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Events in the year 1955 in Turkey.[1]



Ruling party and the main opposition



  • 24 January – Mine accident in Zonguldak
  • 19 February – Agreement between Turkey and Greece on the rehabilitation of the River Meriç
  • 24 February – CENTO agreement
  • 15 April – Fuat Köprülü one of the founders of the Democrat Party (DP) resigned from the government
  • 22 May – Polemics in the parliament
  • 16 July – The magnitude 6.8 Soke–Aydin earthquake shook the Aydın Province with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing severe damage and four deaths.[2]
  • 6/7 September – Unchecked demonstrations in İstanbul and the other big cities against Greeks. Martial law in three cities.
  • 15 October – A crisis in the ruling party about the right to prove in press. Nine MPs were expelled from the party and Ten MPs resigned.
  • 23 October – Census (the population: 24064763)
  • 13 November – Local elections
  • 20 December – Liberty Party was founded by the MPs expelled from the DP.

Notable births

Notable deaths



  1. ^ Türkiye'nin 70 yılı, Tempo, İstanbul, 1998, pp 128–132
  2. ^ National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
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