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