To celebrate Turkish Republic Day Bodwell hosted a Turkish cultural event in the cafeteria. Thanks to all staff and student volunteers who helped out. Also, thanks to all who turned up to take part in the celebrations.

Turkish Republic Day commemorates the proclamation of the republic in 1923 on 28 October.

According to Wikipedia: “The holiday commemorates 29 October 1923, when Mustafa Kemal declared that Turkey would be a republic. Turkey had effectively been a republic since 23 April 1920 (the establishment of Grand National Assembly of Turkey), but official recognition of this came only three years later. On 29 October 1923, the name of the nation, Turkey, and its status as a republic was declared. After that, a vote occurred in the Grand National Assembly, and Atatürk was elected as the first President of the Republic of Turkey.”

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