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Turkey and US timeline
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In January, as World War 2 was happening, Turkey was neutral for most of the war, however, in 1945, Turkey declared war on Germany and Japan but do not take part in combat.
On September 1, 1939, World War 2 broke out, and Turkey was to remain neutral for most of the war.
On May 14, 1950, the very first democratic elections took place in the Turkish Republic
On October 14, 1965, Suleyman Demirel becomes Prime Minister, a position he is to hold for seven years
In June of 2002, Turkey assumed command of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
In May of 2010, Relations with Israel come under severe strain after nine Turkish activists were killed in an Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla attempting to reach Gaza.
In June of 2016, Turkey recalls its ambassador to Berlin after Germany parliament adopts a resolution declaring as genocide the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces during WW1.
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, resulting in the US entering World War 2
On October 24, 1945, The United States joins the United Nations
On December 11, 1941, The United States declares war on Germany and Italy after both nations declared war on the United States
On June 5, 1968, Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated
On March 28, 1979, Three Mile Island nuclear accident occurred
On October 17, 1979, The United States Department of Education is established
On April 19, 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing happened
On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded and destroyed much of southern United States
On July 8, 2008, Oil prices in the United States hit a record $147 per barrel
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