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Celebrating 23 April: Children’s Day and St George’s Day

The 23rd of April has a special importance to multiple communities around the world. Those in or whose roots hail from Turkey will be celebrating today because it is National Sovereignty & Children’s Day. During their struggle for independence, the Turks, led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, convened Parliament in Ankara on 23 April 1920. This […]

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Tech giant Apple adds an innovative touch to Atatürk’s Children’s Day

Children are the future of any nation and must therefore be cherished and nurtured. That was the view of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of modern Turkey who founded Children’s Day back in 1927. It grew out of National Sovereignty Day, established on 23 April 1923, which commemorated the country’s move from Sultanate rule […]

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We Remember: the anniversary of Atatürk’s abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate

  Today, 93 years ago on 3 March 1924, under the leadership of President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey’s Grand National Assembly passed three bills that would change the country irreversibly. Of these, the first abolished the Ministry of Religious Law and Pious Foundations, the second established a single education system, and the third—the most revolutionary […]

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Theresa May secures multi-million defence deal after Turkey visit

Theresa May and her Turkish counterpart have announced new trade talks between Britain and Turkey that could generate billions more pounds for their economies. Mrs May is the first major Western leader to visit the Turkish capital following the coup attempt last summer. During her one day visit to Ankara on Saturday 28 Jan, the […]

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Prof. Orhan Çekiç the keynote speaker for annual Atatürk remembrance conference

The Çanakkale Remembrance Platform (Çanakkale Anma Platformu) has released details of their annual conference and dinner in honour of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Associate Prof. Orhan Çekiç, one of Turkey’s leading authorities on the founder of the Turkish Republic, will be speaking about the final year of Atatürk’s life, which ended on 10 November 1938. The […]

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Turkey celebrates 93rd Republic Day
 

A series of official and public events across the country have marked the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. The day started with the traditional laying of a wreath of red and white carnations displaying the Turkish flag at the Anıtkabir – Atatürk’s Mausoleum – in the capital Ankara. Led by […]

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How we celebrated 23 Nisan Children’s Day around the world

Last weekend, Turks around the world celebrated 23 Nisan (April) – Children’s Day. The day was initially established in 1923 as National Sovereignty Day to commemorate the country’s move from Sultanate rule to Parliamentary governance in the newly created Republic of Turkey. Four years later, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk gifted this public holiday to children around the world. […]

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Happy 23 Nisan/April Children’s Day!
 

23 April is the day that Turkey’s Parliament first met back in 1920. A few years later, this same day was gifted by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to children – the future of any nation. From then on, 23rd April became known as National Sovereignty & Children’s Day, celebrated in Turkey and many other countries around […]

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The re-birth of a nation: talk by Dr Haldun Solmaztürk

The 77th year of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s passing has been commemorated across Turkey and the Turkish Diaspora today.  Turkey’s founding father not only presided over vital military victories at Çanakkale and the Turkish War of Independence, which liberated Turkey from foreign powers, but also helped usher in a new modern era with a raft of […]