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This photograph was taken in Ulus at Ankara...
As you know, Ankara is the capital of Turkey...
And we're going to celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the foundation of Republic of Turkey...

Founding of the Turkish Republic had been heralded by the opening of the Turkish Grand National Assembly on 23 April 1920 at Ulus-Ankara. National Assembly's successful administration during the Independence War had secured the founding of the new Turkish State. Caliphate and Sultanate (monarchy) separated and Sultanate abolished on 1 November 1922. Therefore, the administrative ties with the Ottoman Empire were broken. The declaration of Republic was made on 29 October 1923 and Mustafa Kemal unanimously elected as the first President of the Republic. Ismet Inönü formed the first government of the Republic on 30 October 1923. Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to Nation and "Peace at home, peace in the world" are the raising fundamentals of the Turkish Republic.

Long Live The Republic

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Additional Photos by Salim Fikirkoca (sufi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1705 W: 165 N: 1512] (9588)
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