Turkish post issued a souvenir sheet of two stamps celebrating the 90th year of the Turkish Republic.
Turkey's Republic Day Anniversary on Oct. 29 is the commemoration of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.
The official recognition of the Turkish Republic took place on 29 October, 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. On that day, the new name of the nation and its status as a Republic was declared. After the declaration and a vote in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, revolutionary statesman and founder of the Turkish Republic Ataturk was unanimously elected as the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Since then, Turkey celebrates its Republic Day every year on 29 October.
This year the celebrations of the Turkish Republic's 90th Anniversary were kicked off with a ceremony at the Anıtkabir mausoleum of the nation's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in the capital Ankara.
After President Abdullah Gul laid a star-and-crescent wreath of red and white carnations on Ataturk's tomb, he stood with other attendees for National Anthem.
The ceremony was attended by numerous other state and military officials.