The Republic Day of Turkey commemorates the proclamation of the republic on 29th October 1923, after the fall of the Otoman Empire.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was then elected as the first President of the Republic of Turkey.
I lived in Ankara from 1989 till 1993 and my kids first attended school there.
With the exception of The First Gulf War and the war in former Jugoslavia those were very good and memorable years with many holidays in the historic sites, wonderful beaches and the unforgettable Istambul.
As the Turkish ambassador said today, due to its geopolitical position and History, Turkey can exercise its influence in Europe, in the Black Sea Region, in the Middle East area, in the Mediterranean borders, like a permanent bridge between peoples and civilizations.
Güle güle Türkiye!!!