Tag Archives: ataturk

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (II)

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    Saturday 30 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge for ‘Admiration’ is about those most dedicated of the armed services who perform their …
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  2. Çocuk Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun – Children’s Day

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    Saturday 23 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    On April 23, 1929, upon Atatürk’s proposal, the Turkish Grand National Assembly decreed April 23 as a national holiday dedicated …
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  3. 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 …
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  4. Gallipoli: lifelong dedication

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    Friday 24 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my second post about the one hundred year anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One. Large official centennial memorial …
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  5. Gallipoli: 100 years

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    Friday 24 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One hundred years ago, the almost 9 month Gallipoli Campaign of World War One ended. The Allied forces withdrew from the peninsula, …
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  6. Out & About : Balıkesir Coastline

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    Thursday 02 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . The coastline of Balıkesir in the Marmara region of Türkiye has some great rugged spots, far from the madding …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (II)

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    Saturday 14 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was incredible carved wall at a place called ‘Anıtkabir’, in Ankara, the capital …
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  8. Wordless Wednesday ~ Türkiye & Atatürk

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    Wednesday 11 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth (I)

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    Friday 30 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken at a place called ‘Anıtkabir’, in Ankara, the capital city …
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  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular (II)

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    Saturday 22 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a monument to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president …
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  11. Wishing For Peace

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    Tuesday 11 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day, and the anniversary of Atatürk’s passing…. there are many reasons this week why most of us …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent (II)

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    Saturday 01 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a shot of our ceremonial guards (from all branches of the …
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  13. 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 …
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  14. 91 today…. (part one)

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    Wednesday 29 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The Republic of Türkiye is 91 today, and across the country there are celebrations led by schools, and huge flags hanging from many buildings. . …
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  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs (III)

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    Sunday 05 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from ‘Anıtkabir’, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of …
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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic (II)

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    Saturday 12 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the original passport of MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK, the founder and …
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  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (IV)

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    Monday 28 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is in both English and Turkish letters. It …
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  18. Çocuk Bayramı – Children’s Day

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    Thursday 24 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Across Turkey every 23rd of April, kids of primary and middle school age celebrate Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı, or “Holiday …
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  19. Atatürk’s Mausoleum – Part Two

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    Tuesday 18 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    An earlier post, entitled Atatürk’s Mausoleum – Part One, was a summary of a recent visit to ‘Anıtkabir’ in Ankara, the capital …
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  20. Atatürk’s Mausoleum – Part One

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    Sunday 16 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    On a hill overlooking much of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, is a place called ‘Anıtkabir’. The literal translation …
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  21. 10th November : Ataturk & Turkey

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    Sunday 10 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Today marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of modern …
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