Republic Day celebrated across country with ceremonies

Türkiye has celebrated the 99th anniversary of Republic Day with various ceremonies across the country.

Celebrations began with thousands' visit to Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in the capital Ankara.

Visiting Anıtkabir with the state officials, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his message on Oct. 29, "With the democracy and development revolutions we have carried out in the last 20 years, we have removed the thick walls that have been built between the people and the republic."

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop, Vice President Fuat Oktay, main opposition the Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chair Devlet Bahçeli, İYİ (Good) Party chair Meral Akşener, President of the Constitutional Court Zühtü Arslan, ministers, representatives of the high judiciary, the chief of General Staff, General Yaşar Güler, and force commanders also attended the ceremony held in Anıtkabir.

The Communication Directorate held three-dimensional video mapping demonstrations at historical sites in Ankara and Istanbul on Oct. 29.

A military parade was held in Vatan Street in Istanbul in the early hours of the day, while in the districts of Beşiktaş, Kadıköy and Kartal, people participated in kilometers-long "republic parades."

There were also concerts and fireworks shows in Üsküdar district.

Many citizens also attended the ceremony held in Bergama Cumhuriyet (Republic) Square in the Aegean province of İzmir.

İzmir's Bayraklı Municipality opened an exhibition themed "Atatürk and the Republic" that lasted throughout the week.

As part of the 99th anniversary activities, Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality organized a...

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