Turkey celebrates day of national sovereignty and children 23 April

In Turkey, April 23 celebrates the Day of National Sovereignty and Children.

This day coincides with the start of the first convocation of the Great National Assembly (Parliament) in 1920 in Ankara.

In honor of the centenary of the foundation of the highest legislative body of the country in the building of the parliament, a festive ceremony was held.

The speaker of the parliament Mustafa Schentop laid a wreath to the monument of the founder of the Turkish Republic – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the parliament building.

Then the anthem of the Turkish Republic sounded, parliamentarians honored the memory of Ataturk with a minute of silence.

annually, on the occasion of a significant date throughout Turkey, solemn ceremonies are held, in which events involving children are organized at stadiums, squares of the country’s streets.

by the will of Ataturk, who stated that the future of the nation is laid in the younger generation, on this day adults temporarily leave their places for children.