Today’s Holiday: Turkey Victory Day

Today’s Holiday:
Turkey Victory Day

Turkey Victory Day honors the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and the military victory over the Greeks in 1922. It is celebrated throughout Turkey and on the island of Cyprus. The primary celebration is held at Atatürk’s Mausoleum in the city of Ankara. Leading military officials visit the tomb to lay a ceremonial wreath; wreaths are also placed on various statues of Atatürk found throughout the city. A ceremony including military and governmental officials is then held at the Atatürk Culture Center, and marches are held in major cities across the country. More…:

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