92nd Republic Day

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Thursday 29 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Today marks the 92nd year of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye, and yours truly is in the western coastal city of İzmir once again. Being the most republican of places in planet Türkiye, it seemed a fitting place to be for our Cumhuriet Bayramı (Republic Day) 🙂

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As the spot where our war of independence both started AND finished, there is staunch support for the republic here, and to mark the annual occasion, an event takes place that we could not pass up taking part in…. a march by torchlight along the seafront. With a few thousand of us, a hundred plus motorcycles, cyclists, police and drums, we waved our flags and sang as we marched.

Thankfully no incidents, no bombs. After recent atrocities across the country, and such needless loss of life, time after time, it was good to realise our event in peace.

Another parliamentary General Election takes place this Sunday after the failure of all coalition efforts from the hung parliament following July’s election. This is happening amid heightened civil tension, regular curfews in the east, military clashes on various fronts, and severe regional conflict; all added to economic and domestic political mayhem – another interesting month ahead I guess then 😦

Selam.

SPIKE

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7 thoughts on “92nd Republic Day

  1. dayphoto says:

    Now on the other side…I am so sorry about the mayhem—I hope soon your world will return to calmer days. Prayers that it shall be so.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  2. dayphoto says:

    Happy Celebration! It is a very good thing!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  3. Paula says:

    It warms my heart to see such a gathering remain peaceful….When the news only shows the worst, it’s easy to forget that the world is also made up of wonderful things. Hoping for the best for your elections this weekend, and for a return to calmer days.
    Please keep us posted!

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