A ceremony was held in Ankara this Tuesday at founder of the modern Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's mausoleum, known as 'Anitkabir', to mark Youth and Sports Day.
Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Kasapoglu was present at the ceremony where he laid a wreath inside the mausoleum and listened to a rendition of the Turkish national anthem.
May 19 serves as a remembrance for the former... Еще general and statesman's landing in Samsun in 1919, which is regarded as the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence. Ataturk later dedicated May 19 to the youth of the Turkish nation.
Turkey's independence movement lasted from 1919 until the proclamation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.