The Republic of Turkey celebrates the 95th anniversary of its foundation on October 29. After Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades won their fight against their homeland’s occupation forces, the Republic was founded by the Turkish Grand National Assembly on October 29, 1923, and Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was elected the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Built on the principle that “Sovereignty rests unconditionally with the nation,” the Republic of Turkey continues its 95-year-long advance with its motto “Peace at home, Peace in the world” and strong breakthroughs.
October 29, the day the Republic was founded, is celebrated enthusiastically as a national holiday with ceremonies held all across the country and attended by government agencies, NGOs, and people of all ages. Following the visit to Anıtkabir by high-ranking state officials and citizens in Ankara, the celebrations will become even more colorful with stadium shows, public events, and a torchlight procession at night. We celebrate and join our fellow citizens’ joy on Republic Day which is not only the day the Republic was founded but also the symbol of the rebirth of the Turkish people.