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The Republic Day of Turkey
29ekimThe Republic Day of Turkey is one of the public holidays in Turkey, commemorating the proclamation of the republic in 1923. It lats 35 hours, starting at 1:00 pm on October 28. On 29 October 1923, Mustafa Kemal declared that Turkey would be a republic and renamed it as the Republic of Turkey. Turkey had effectively been a republic from April 23rd, 1920 (the establishment of Grand National Assembly of Turkey) but official recognition of this came only 3 years later. On 29 October 1923, the new name of the nation and its status as a republic was declared. After that, a vote occurred in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Ataturk was selected as the 1st president of the Republic of Turkey by unanimous vote. Since then, every year on October 29th is celebrated as Republic Day in Turkey.

As Turkish Chess Federation we made small ceremony in the tournament hall at 09.30 o'clock 29th of October. You can enjoy our photo report from the ceremony and cocktail below;

Turkish National Team took part in the ceremony of Republic Day this morning
Deputy President of Turkish Chess Federation Tahsin Aktar gave information about this special day
Turkish National Teams during the Turkish National Anthem
Our friends from South Africa, Azerbaijan, Kenya and Malaysia did not let us alone during the ceremony
Deputy President Tahsin Aktar and International Organizer Cengiz Ince
Fatma Ozturk, Tahsin Aktar, Ismail Fuat Vural and GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu
Turkish Chess Federation prepared slideshow about the 88th anniversary of Turkish Republic

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