Happy 93rd anniversary of Republic Day!
Turkey marks Republic Day
The Republic of Turkey was founded on 29 October, 1923, by the soldier-turned-politician, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Founding of the Turkish Republic celebrations at its 93rd anniversary, began on Saturday with a ceremony at the mausoleum of founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Anıtkabir, in Ankara.
A vote then took place in the Grand National Assembly and Atatürk was elected first president of the Republic of Turkey by a unanimous vote. Since then, Turkey celebrates Republic Day every year on Oct. 29.