1991 in Turkey

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Events in the year 1991 in Turkey.[1]



Yıldırım Akbulut (up to 23 June)
Mesut Yılmaz (23 June – 20 November)
Süleyman Demirel (from 20 November)
Erdal İnönü (up to 20 November)
Mesut Yılmaz (from 20 November)

Ruling party and the main opposition

  • Ruling party –
Motherland Party (ANAP) (up to 20 November)
True Path Party (DYP) (from 20 November)
  • Main opposition-
Social Democratic Populist Party (SHP) (up to 20 November)
Motherland Party (ANAP) (from 20 November)



  • 5 January – Prime minister Yıldırım Akbulut met with the coal mine workers who were on strike.
  • 1 April – A tent city in Hakkari Province for Iraqi refugees was founded
  • 8 April – It was announced that the number of refugees in Turkey was 300000
  • 30 April – A sharp raise in government controlled commodity prices
  • 19 May – Beşiktaş won the championship of the Turkish football league[2]
  • 9 June – Socialist International summit in İstanbul sponsored by SHP
  • 23 June – After the party congress of ANAP Yıldırım Akbulut was replaced by Mesut Yılmaz in the government
  • 6 July – Lale Aytaman was appointed as the Muğla Province governor. She was the first female governor
  • 7 August – Compulsory education term was increased from 5 years to 8 years .
  • 28 August – 52 deaths in an international bus (Iran-Liiban) accident in Ağrı Province
  • 20 October – General elections ( DYP 178 seats, ANAP 115 seats, SHP 88 seats, RP 62 seats, DSP 7 seats)
  • 20 November – First coalition government (DYP-SHP) of Turkey after 1980 period
  • 5 December – An assassination attempt to Doğan Güreş the chief of staff (by poison)




See also


  1. ^ Türkiye'nin 70 yılı, Tempo, İstanbul, 1998, pp 377–387
  2. ^ Mackolik page
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