2013 in Turkey

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The following lists events in the year 2013 in Turkey.






  • 13 March - Kurdish rebels free eight Turkish citizens who have been held captive for two years.[5]
  • 19 March - Two people are injured in bombings on Turkey's justice ministry and headquarters of the governing AK Party in Ankara. This was allegedly done by Kurdish militants.[6]
  • 21 March - PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan makes historic calls for peace talks with Turkey after nearly 30 years of violent conflict.[7]
  • 22 March - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologises to Prime Minister Erdogan for the killing of nine activists in a raid on Gaza and the US reports they are normalising relations.[8][9]


  • 7 April - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Turkey where discussions over relations with Israel and the Syrian Civil War are expected to take place.[10]



  • 3 June - Riot police fire tear gas on protesters continuing to demand the downfall of the current government in Istanbul and Ankara.[13]


See also


  1. ^ "Mine explosion kills at least eight in Zonguldak".
  2. ^ "Thousands rally for funeral of slain Kurdish activists".
  3. ^ "Guard killed, journalist hurt in suicide bombing at U.S. Embassy in Turkey".
  4. ^ "Turkey says tests confirm leftist bombed U.S. embassy".
  5. ^ "Kurdish Rebels Free Eight Turkish Captives".
  6. ^ "Turkish capital Ankara hit by twin explosions".
  7. ^ "Turkey Kurds: PKK chief Ocalan calls for ceasefire".
  8. ^ "Israel PM apologises for Gaza flotilla deaths".
  9. ^ "Obama brokers Israel-Turkey rapprochement".
  10. ^ "Kerry warns Iran time for nuclear talks is limited".
  11. ^ "Balloon crash kills tourists in Cappadocia, Turkey".
  12. ^ "Turkish police fire tear gas in worst protests in years".
  13. ^ "Turkey protests continue for fourth day".
  14. ^ "Dagblad van het Noorden - Behsat Üvez overleden". Dvhn.nl. 2012-09-21. Archived from the original on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
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