Tag: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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President Erdoğan’s Victory Day speech draws parallels between today’s Eastern Med battle and the War of Independence

Despite coronavirus pandemic restrictions, this year’s Zafer Bayramı, or Victory Day, went ahead as planned with events held throughout Turkey to commemorate the country’s final victory in its War of Independence nearly a century ago. In line with tradition, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan led political leaders and senior-ranking military officials to lay wreaths at Anıtkabir, […]

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The Godfathers of Turkish Psychedelic Rock

Roots The effects of the French Revolution in 1789 reached the Ottoman Empire nearly fifty years later. Starting from 1839 until 1876, during the regression period of Ottoman Empire, a set of reforms were implemented to modernise, centralise and improve the legal, economic, social and political structure of the government, which was called the Tanzimat […]

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The importance of ‘19 Mayıs’ Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day

Every 19 May, the people of Turkey commemorate Mustafa Kemal’s landing at Samsun, on the Black Sea, on May 19, 1919, which marked the start of the Turkish War of Independence. The Turks emerged victorious from the four-year war, expelling numerous foreign powers which had invaded the crumbling Ottoman Empire, among them Britain, France, Italy, […]

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Special London iftar dinner and talk from Prof. İlber Ortaylı on centenary of Atatürk’s landing at Samsun

One of Turkey’s most popular historians will be in London for the annual Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day. Prof. İlber Ortaylı, who lectures at Istanbul’s MEF and Ankara’s Bilkent universities, is a special guest and speaker at an iftar dinner organised by the Çanakkale Anma Platformu (Çanakkale Commermation Platform) at Hilton Hotel Kensington on Sunday, […]

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Controversial biography of Atatürk’s wife soon to be available in paperback

A new edition of the internationally bestselling biography of Latife Hanım, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s wife, will be released next month Madam Atatürk The First Lady of Modern Turkey by İpek Çalışlar will be available in paperback format from 10 May. The book will cost £12.99, London-based independent publishers Saqi Books said this week. “Kemal Atatürk was […]

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150 years of Kızılay, also known as the Turkish Red Crescent: top 10 facts

Turkey’s largest humanitarian organisation, the Turkish Red Crescent, or Kızılay, has been celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Established on 11 June 1868, it has been a core part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Headquartered in the Turkish capital Ankara, Kızılay provides first aid, collects blood donations and provides assistance during […]

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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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Spirit of Gallipoli recreated in London’s Cadogan Hall

There were emotional scenes at a special commemoration event in the British capital on Thursday night. The Gallipoli Friendship Concert, held at one of London’s leading classical music venues, featured the international premiere of Can Atilla’s Gallipoli Symphony, the 57th Regiment – named after the soldiers sacrificed by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the first Gallipoli attack […]