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Today -29th October- is a quite important day in the history of Turkey.
Exactly 96 years ago on 29 October 1923 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk had ended the Ottoman Empire and founded the modern Republic of Turkey.
Since than, every year on 29th October, this most important event in the history of Turkey is been celebrated 24 hours long.
At the day time -everywhere in Turkey- parades are made in main roads or places and at the nigth time another parades with music and lantern procession accompanied with music takes place.

Here on one of the majör shopping streets of İstanbul, this woman is selling red ballons with flag, which will be used during the parrade at the evening.

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