Republic Day – Türkiye (I)

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Tuesday 29 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.

In each town across this vast country, you’ll find celebrations being held today with all the local schools participating together, attended by the local mayor, local heads of the armed forces, police and the town governor.

Here are a few photos to show you our side of the world. I always try to keep both politics and religion away from my blog, but I have tried to show a true representation of modern Turkey, and the dichotomy that exists between the face of modern cosmopolitan society and the more conservative traditional side.

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WE LOVE HUGE FLAGS

WE LOVE HUGE FLAGS

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FLAG BEARERS

FLAG BEARERS WAIT FOR THEIR BIT

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DECORATED SCHOOL YARD WALLS

DECORATED SCHOOL YARD WALLS

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THE MODERN FACE OF TURKISH HIGH SCHOOLS

THE MODERN FACE OF TURKISH HIGH SCHOOLS

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GIRLS FROM THE RELIGIOUS HIGH SCHOOL

AND GIRLS FROM THE RELIGIOUS HIGH SCHOOL

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TRADITIONAL DANCING

TRADITIONAL DANCING

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YOUNG GIRL ON HER DAD'S SHOULDERS

YOUNG GIRL ON HER DAD’S SHOULDERS

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ALL SCHOOL AGES TAKE PART

ALL SCHOOL AGES TAKE PART

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FLAG BEARING TRUCKS TOO

FLAG BEARING TRUCKS TOO

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SMALL FLAGS...

SMALL FLAGS…

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...AND BIGGER FLAGS

…AND BIGGER FLAGS

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ORGANISED, BUT RELAXED IN OUR OWN TURKISH WAY

ORGANISED, BUT RELAXED IN OUR OWN TURKISH WAY

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>> CONTINUED IN PART 2 <<

Cumhuriyetimizin 90. yılı kutlu olsun

3 thoughts on “Republic Day – Türkiye (I)

  1. Madeline says:

    Love it! I have many Turkish friends, on Republic day the whole town ate dinner together on the streets, it was organised and looked like great fun!! I’m hoping to be in Turkey for next year’s republic day and I’m looking forward to it! Love your blog 🙂

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