29 OCTOBER, WE,THE TURKISH PEOPLE in TURKEY and AROUND THE WORLD CELEBRATE the 92th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC.
After World War I, the Ottoman Empire was occupied by brutal foreign powers. The Independence War, led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, started in 1919 and ended with victory at August 1922.
New beginning, Turkish Republic founded at 29th October 1923, following the Independence War. It was end of 700 years of Ottoman Empire.
Mr. Michael Ciamarra, Mrs. Melody Ciamarra, Mrs. Iris Gross and Mr. Bill Gross at 29th October , 88th year of Turkish Republic Day celebration at Birmingham International Center.
We celebrate like another birthday of the Turkish Republic each year with 10th year anthem. It was the Republic Day celebration while the Father of Turks was a life.
We ask our future generation to put off the candles on the cake.
With volunteers, we prepared examples from Turkish Cuisine to enjoy all together.
From left to right; Ergin Esirgemez (BOD), Rebecca Kinney (Volunteer), Deniz Cakir (BOD), Sukru Icimsoy (BOD) , Paul Vloon (Volunteer), Aynur Ates Vloon (BOD), Abidin Yildirim (BOD), Hulya Aybek (BOD) and Eva Reichel (Volunteer)
Although, they are not in the picture, but also; Orrin Ford (BOD), Gunes Demirbas (BOD) , Ozge Cavusoglu (Volunteer), Peggy Bonfield (Volunteer), Fevzi Caglarsu (Former BOD) , Demet Gurler (Former BOD), Sinem Kilic (Former volunteer).
And last but not least, I would like to thank Turkish Community and Friends of Turkey for their continuous support.
Turkish American Association of Alabama has organized celebration of 88th Year of the Turkish Republic. As tradition by now, young generation put off the candle of the cake.
Turkish American Heritage Day and The people of Turkey on Turkish Republic Day on October 29 Resolution have been presented to Turkish Community by Mr. Michael Ciamarra.