Volume 7, Number 6
23 October 2000

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Happy Birthday Turkish Republic

October 29, stands for the end of the theocratic Ottoman system and the start of the new republic in Turkish history. On October 29, 1923, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (Turkish Grand National Assembly) declared the country a republic and elected Mustafa Kemal as the "First President". Mustafa Kemal Pasha, the liberator of the country, proclaimed Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (The Republic of Turkey) on that day to make the nation "the state of the people"...

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77th Republic Day Concert from BASSO

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra will be performing a Republic Day Concert on Thursday, October 26. Hikmet Şimşek, one of the greatest musicians of The Republic of Turkey, will be conducting the symphony orchestra. This concert is also special for Şimşek since he has completed 45 years in his career as a musician of the new Republic.
Kültür Bakanlığı Ankara Devlet Çoksesli Korosu (Ministry of Culture Ankara State Polyphonic Chorus) will be accompanying BASSO...

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Bilkent Unveils Atatürk Statue on 77th Anniversary

Bilkent University will unveil the Atatürk Statue at the main entrance of the university on October 29, the 77th birthday of The Republic of Turkey. All Bilkenters are invited to the opening on Sunday, October 29 at 10 a.m....

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