Victory Day

President Erdoğan to host Republic Day reception at new premises

The country is marking the 91st anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey on Oct. 29 with celebrations at the newly built "Ak Saray," rather than the traditional Çankaya Palace.

The change in the venue this year is upon President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s preference to host the reception at the newly built presidential premises.

Two days after taking office, President Erdoğan to host Victory Day reception

Despite having made clear that he would take an executive role in the presidential palace rather than the largely ceremonial role so far cast for the head of the state, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will still have to fulfill certain ceremonial duties.

Local aircraft set to mark Aug 30 parade

Turkey’s locally co-manufactured assault helicopter ATAK will be the first indigenous aircraft on display at the Aug. 30 Victory Day parade.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) will showcase its latest inventory during the ceremony, which will be attended by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the first time as president and Ahmet Davutoğlu as prime minister.

Thousands to form giant Atatürk portrait to mark Turkish Victory Day

Thousands of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk fans will form a giant portrait of the Turkish Republic’s founder, to mark the country’s national Victory Day, celebrated on the anniversary of the 1922 Battle of Dumlupınar, one of the final battles in Turkey’s War of Independence.