Happy Republic Day to Turkey

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89th Anniversary of Republic of Turkey

Today is the 89th anniversary of the foundation of Republic of Turkey! It is celebrated by Turkish people with a big excitement all around the country.

The commemoration started at 10 am in my hometwon. There was a great official parade on the biggest street of Eskisehir. Let me share some of the groups in the parade with you.

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Turkish folk dance takes one of the most important roles in the celebration. You see typical Turkish folk dancers in the pictures.

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They wear a special costume for this dance, which belongs to the Aegean region of Turkey. You see dancers holding wooden spoons in their hands, 2 spoons in each hand. They complete the music by beating the spoons while dancing.

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You see Turkish soldiers waiting for the parade  in this picture.

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Here is the military band, playing military marhes.

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You see the parade of Turkish flags here.

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And finally there were even scouts joining the celebration.

After this official ceremony in the morning, there was a big march of people living in this town in the afternoon. Those who want to contribute the enthusiasm grabbed their Turkish flags and rant o the meeting point, which is the center of the city. There were thousands of people waving theit flags, singing, shouting slogans and clapping. It was a FANTASTIC celebration of Republic day today!

Thanks to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his companions for founding Republic of Turkey and leaving such a supreme gift to us despite all difficulties they faced! We all owe our lives to them!



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