Chronology: Turkey

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TURKEY

See also, Central Asia and Caucasus, Information Technology, Regional Affairs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan

2001

Oct. 18: UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw visited Turkey to discuss the role that NATO's only predominantly Muslim member could play in Afghanistan. [BBC, 10/ 18]

Oct. 10: Turkish Economy Minister Kemal Dervis said a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would visit Turkey to close a deal on more foreign aid. Turkey's government wanted an extra $13bn from the IMF to bridge a financing gap in the year 2002. [BBC, 10/10]

Nov. 1: Turkey said it would send Special Forces to join the US-led war on terror in Afghanistan. [BBC, 11/1]

Nov. 8: Amnesty International (AI) issued a statement saying that beatings, sexual abuse, death and rape threats were common methods of torture applied by Turkish authorities against their citizens. [BBC, 11/8]

Nov. 6: Police killed four leftist activists during a charge against hunger strikers, protesting against the prisons' reform. [Le Monde, 11/7]

Nov. 16: The head of the IMF, Horst Koehler, said he would recommend a new loan for Turkey in an effort to prop up the country's tottering economy. [BBC, 11/16]

Nov. 23: The Turkish Parliament met in closed session to debate the future of the divided island of Cyprus. [BBC, 11/23] Nov. …