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Zafer Bayramı (Victory Day) – a day of national pride

Zafer Bayramı (Victory Day) - a day of national pride

Zafer Bayramı, also known as Victory Day, is a national holiday celebrated in Türkiye on August 30th each year. It commemorates the Turkish victory over Greek forces in the Battle of Dumlupınar (August 26-30, 1922), a victory that determined the overall outcome of the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923). August 30th holds great importance in […]

Türkiye marks the 108th anniversary of the Çanakkale naval victory

On Saturday, the nation came together for commemoration ceremonies as it marked Çanakkale Victory and Martyrs’ Day, honoring fallen soldiers and celebrating an important World War I victory  The 108th anniversary of Türkiye’s naval victory on the Gallipoli peninsula at the start of World War I was commemorated with the traditional ceremony at the Martyrs’ […]

Turkish surnames – a look behind the names

When you think that in England surnames have been used since the 11th century, it is amazing that until 87 years ago the Turkish people didn’t have them The Surname Law The Surname Law was introduced in 1934 as part of Atatürk’s Reforms and required all citizens of Turkey to choose a formal, legal family […]

Celebrating 99 years of the Republic of Turkey

Republic Day, or Cumhuriyet Bayramı, commemorates the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923 and is one of the most important official public holidays and national festivals in Turkey. History of Turkish Republic Day On October 29, 1923, the newly recognized Turkish parliament proclaimed the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, formally […]

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk – the creator of modern Turkey

The founder of the Turkish Republic and its first President stands as a towering figure of the 20th Century. Among the great leaders of history, few have achieved so much in so short a period, transformed the life of a nation as decisively, and given such profound inspiration to the world at large… Modern Turkey […]