91 today…. (part two)

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Wednesday 29 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

The Republic of Türkiye is 91 today, and this is the second part covering our colourful celebrations held locally here today (part one can be viewed here).

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Traditional dances are a big part of our culture.

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With civil war on a number of our borders, and ongoing armed insurgency in the east of our country that has claimed 40,000 lives, the military significance of the founding of the Republic is not just some historical reminder of bygone days.

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These guys received a standing ovation.

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These girls knew how to beat their drums!

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Waiting for their turn…

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Today is all about our republic, and founding president.

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Hope you enjoyed this glimpse at life here in Turkey.

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Interested in other scenes like this, here’s my posts from last year:

Republic Day 2013

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8 thoughts on “91 today…. (part two)

  1. billmurd says:

    LOVELY EVENT WITH BEAUTIFUL PERFORMERS

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  2. billmurd says:

    HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TURKEY !

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  3. My favourites got to be Waiting for their turn

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  4. A ‘young’ country with a history that spans centuries. Happy Birthday, Turkey!

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  5. Happy National Birthday to our Turkish friends — I’m sure Kamal Ataturk would be justly proud !!!! 🙂

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  6. Sue Slaght says:

    Would love to be there in person!

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  7. Great pictures, and the girl in the first picture is a real beauty.

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