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Turkey celebrates the national holiday – the day of the Turkish Republic

Turkey celebrates the national holiday – the day of the Turkish Republic

Today, on October 29, Turkey celebrates the national holiday – the day of the Turkish Republic.

At the beginning of the 20th century on the territory of modern Turkey there are a lot of important events that determine the further course of history of the country and as well as the whole world. After the failure in the first world war the territory of the former Ottoman Empire was occupied by the Entente countries. And a bloody war for independence, led by the leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, started. As a result of this war of liberation, countries  signed peace Treaty in Lausanne. According to that other countries recognized the invincible Turkish state. On October 29, 1923, there was the Grand National Assembly, during which the leaders of the new country established a Republican form of government. The country became known as the Turkish Republic, and its first President was Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Since then, this day bacame as a national holiday throughout the country .

Turks are very proud of their country

They cherish their history and ancestors and attach a lot of importance to national holidays. Everyone pays tribute and honors to the one who raised the country to a new level in the difficult struggle for freedom and independence . The unsurpassed leader, the brilliant ruler who became the father of the entire Turkish nation and the founder of the Turkish Republic, Ataturk, is still a matter of pride and respect for all Turks. And it is passed down from generation to generation. Folk love created a real cult of personality, which does not decrease even after so many years.

Traditionally, the holiday is celebrated from the second half of October 28. Everywhere hang out state flags, official institutions and ordinary residents. We can see flags even on ordinary cars. You can see how the city becomes red. In government offices, educational institutions and schools, 29 October is a day off. Solemn events are everywhere, festive processions will be on the streets of the cities. At the mausoleum of Ataturk in Ankara there are army reviews. In the evening there are festive concerts and fireworks.

In Alanya also will be bright celebrations. They will begin at 9 am with the laying of wreaths at the monument of Ataturk in the city center. In the evening there will be a concert of popular Turkish performers on the square in front of the city hall.



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