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Turkish ambassador celebrates country’s Victory Day
September 1, 2016, 3:45 pm
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The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Kuwait H.E. Murat Tamer commemorated the 94th anniversary of his country’s Victory Day with a reception held at Jumairah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa on 31 August. Members of the diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti officials, military personnel, members of the Turkish community members and media attended the event.

Turkey celebrates its Victory Day on 30 August to mark the anniversary of the Turkish triumph against Greek forces at the Battle of Dumlupınar, which was a decisive battle in the Turkish War of Independence. 

In his address to the gathering, the Turkish Ambassador said, “Today, we are celebrating the 94th anniversary of the Great Victory, which marked the resanctification of Anatolia as our homeland, together with our people and brothers in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in great pride and excitement.  The torch of independence lighted in 1919 under difficult conditions and deprivations was crowned with the Battle of Commander-in-Chief on August 30 under the leadership of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal and his comrades. August 30 is the most obvious proof of what a nation can venture and accomplish to save its independence and its dignity.”

He further discussed the development and progress his country has made, as well as briefly spoke on the solidarity displayed by the Turkish people in the face of difficulties.

 

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