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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Hürriyet-Turkey in the year 2005

"Turkey in the year 2005
Dropping six zeros from the national currency, start of full membership negotiations with the EU, accusations against novelist Orhan Pamuk and the ensuing trial, resignation of Erkan Mumcu from the cabinet (he was a former minister of Culture) and his election to the leadership of the ANAVATAN Party, election of M. Ali Talat President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), nomination of a Turkish politician -Kemal Dervis- as UNDP administrator, successful privatization and low inflation rate in economy were landmark events of the year 2005, as far as Turkey is concerned. A summary of those events in politics, economics, sports, social life etc. recorded in Turkey during the year follows. Anadolu Agency tries to give an account of those events as extended as possible."