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Turks worldwide celebrate the centenary of the Republic of Türkiye

Sunday 29 October 2023 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye and the milestone was celebrated by Turks worldwide. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan led the Turkish government and fellow politicians to pay their respects to the founding father of the republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, by laying the customary wreath […]

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Turkish national anthem “İstiklal Marşı” is 100 years old today

The Turkish national anthem celebrates its centenary today, after the İstiklal Marşı – or Independence March – was formally adopted as the country’s song on 12 March 1921. The words were written by Mehmet Âkif Ersoy, who bequeathed his work free of charge to the Turkish nation, and the music was composed by Osman Zeki Üngör. […]