2014 in Turkey

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The following lists events in the year 2014 in Turkey.




  • 3 January – Turkish lira falls on world currency markets following moves by Central Bank to halt capital flight and strong criticism by Prime Minister Erdogan.[1]
  • 20 January – Two car bombs kill at least 16 people in an attack on a border post on the Turkish-Syrian border.[2]
  • 28 January – Turkish lira and other emerging market currencies fall further, despite doubling of interest rate by Central Bank.[3]


  • 7 February – A plane is forced to land in Turkey following a bomb threat from a passenger[4] on board a flight from Kharkov in Ukraine.
  • 9 February – Tear gas and water cannons used by the Erdoğan government against street protests against his government's internet restrictions.[5]
  • 10 February – Stalled negotiations over Cyprus resume between Turkish and Greek governments.[6]




Justice and Development Party fans celebrating victory of Erdoğan in front of the AK Party headquarter after Turkish Presidential election, Ankara.


  • 10 October – 36 killed during mass protests across Turkey in protests over Ankara's policies towards the ISIL.


  • 1 November – Turkey breaks from its policy of preventing Kurdish fighters from entering Syria and allows 150 Iraqi Peshmerga to cross into Kobanê.
  • 3 November – A small boat carrying asylum seekers sinks in the Black Sea near Istanbul resulting in at least 21 deaths.
  • 28 November – Pope Francis visits Turkey, calling for interfaith dialogue and an end to Islamic extremism, and meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Bartholomew I of Constantinople.


  • 1 December – Russia abandons its plans for the South Stream pipeline to Bulgaria due to European Union objections instead looking at a pipeline to Turkey.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Larry Elliott (29 January 2014). "Emerging markets crisis sees rush for safe havens". Guardian. 
  2. ^ "Sixteen killed by twin bombs at Syria-Turkey border post". Reuters. Reuters. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Fulya Ozerkan (29 January 2014). "Turkish rate boost to lira fizzles out". News Yahoo. 
  4. ^ Harriet Alexander (7 February 2014). "Winter Olympics: Bomb threat forces plane from Ukraine to land in Turkey after hijack attempt". The Telegraph. 
  5. ^ Ece Toksabay (22 February 2014). "Police fire tear gas at Istanbul anti-government protest". Reuters. 
  6. ^ Helena Smith (10 February 2014). "High stakes as Greeks and Turks revive Cyprus peace talks". Guardian. 
  7. ^ Courtney Trenwith (8 June 2014). "Turkey starts work on huge new Istanbul airport". ConstructionWeekOnline.com. 
  8. ^ Ceylan Yeginsu (10 August 2014). "Turkey's Premier Is Proclaimed Winner of Presidential Election". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ "Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins Turkish presidential election". BBC. 10 August 2014.