Friday, October 28, 2011
5:46 PM 29 October 1923, Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, Republic Day, Republic of Turkey, Turkish republic day, Turkish Republic marks its 88th anniversary 7 comments
Turkish Republic marks its 88th anniversary on October 29.
On 29 October 1923, Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK declared that Turkey would be a republic and renamed it as the Republic of Turkey.
Turkey had effectively been a republic from April 23rd, 1920 (the establishment of Grand National Assembly of Turkey) but official recognition of this came only 3 years later. On 29 October 1923, the new name of the nation and its status as a republic was declared. After that, a vote occurred in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Ataturk was selected as the 1st president of the Republic of Turkey.
WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY!