1979 in Turkey

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1979
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Turkey

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See also: List of years in Turkey

Events in the year 1979 in Turkey. [1]

Parliament

Incumbents

Bülent Ecevit (up to 12 November)
Süleyman Demirel (from 12 November)
Süleyman Demirel (up to 12 November)
Bülent Ecevit (from 12 November)

Ruling party and the main opposition

Republican People’s Party (CHP) (up to 12 November)
Justice Party (AP) (from 12 November)
Justice Party (AP) (up to 12 November)
Republican People’s Party (CHP) (from 12 November)

Cabinet

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Events

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Births

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Deaths

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References

  1. Türkiye'nin 70 yılı, Tempo, İstanbul, 1998, pp 282–292
  2. Ekşi sözlük (in Turkish)