Ankara, Oct 29 () - Turkey marks the 92nd anniversary of the country’s founding, Republic Day, on Oct. 29, with ceremonies and celebrations across the country.
The first state ceremony to be held at Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s mausoleum in Ankara early on Oct. 29. A ceremony for citizens will be held at the Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) in the Turkish capital.
The Presidential Symphony Orchestra and the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s State Polyphonic Chorus, featuring a total of 150 musicians, will play and sing the Turkish national anthem.
Turkish General Staff has said in a written statement that Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, on a hill overlooking Ankara, will be open to citizens until 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29.
Anıtkabir draws hundreds of thousands of visitors on every state day, while many people come from various provinces across the country to visit the mausoleum and pay their respects to Atatürk on these special days.
The annual Republic March will take place on Bağdat Avenue in Istanbul’s Anatolian-side district of Kadıköy at 7 p.m., with thousands of people expected to attend. “Republic in peace” has been selected as the motto of the march this year.
Another march will take place on the European side of Istanbul in Beşiktaş at 7 p.m. as part of the Republic Day celebrations.
Some roads in Ankara and Istanbul will be closed during the day for the official celebrations of Republic Day.