Wednesday, October 29, 2008

republic day

Kordonboyu, Izmir
85 years ago today, on October 29, 1923, the Turkish constitution was amended and Turkey became a republic. Every year on this day, the founding of the independent republic is remembered throughout the country.
In Izmir, the spectacular celebrations include the march past of armed forces, massive parades, fireworks and air force flyby.

5 comments:

angelinaaahh said...

These pictures are amazing! Absolutely stunning!

Kris said...

The ban ended just in time!

Congratulations to Turkey!

Virginia said...

I agree with Kris. Your photo is stunning M.
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Nihal said...

Inspiring blog from beauty-full heavenly Izmir!
Btw, *Happy Republic Day* and howdy from Ist'l.

monoblog said...

Thank you Angelina!

Kris, I hold the same opinion; perfect timing but this shouldn't have happened.

Thank you Virginia, it feels great to hear this from you.

Merhaba Nihal, your inspiring comment is greatly appreciated. Glad you visited my blog, by this means; I discovered the windows of your world...