CUMHURIYET BAYRAMINIZ KUTLU OLSUNOctober 29, 2012 at 1:40 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
Tags: Turkey Republic Day commemoration
Republic Day marks the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. After Turkey’s victory in the War of Independence (1919-1923), the Turkish parliament proclaimed the new Turkish state as a republic. A new constitution, which the parliament adopted on October 29, 1923, replaced the constitution of the Ottoman Empire. The leader in the Turkish War of Independence, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, became the country’s first president on the same day.