facebook
twitter
search
search

Turkey celebrates 90th anniversary on Republic Day

Oct. 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey kicked off its 90th anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony at the mausoleum of the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

President Abdullah Gul laid a wreath on the tomb for the event, the Anadolu Agency reported.

"Because of our country's gains as it approaches its centennial anniversary, we are proud of our country for its rise in all fields and its development as a global center," Gul wrote in a guest book for the event.

Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Constitutional Court President Hasim Kilic attended the ceremony.

The official recognition of Turkey took place Oct. 29, 1923, and since then, the country has celebrated Republic Day on the date.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Ted Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
NYC police officer found guilty of manslaughter in Brooklyn stairway shooting