29 October 2020 marks the 97th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey, which we celebrate with great pride. Pride stems from both the successes of modern Turkey and the legacy we have inherited.
On this occasion we pay tribute to Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, our War of Independence martyrs and all fallen heroes.
This year, we cannot celebrate this day by getting together due to the COVID-19 pandemic but our enthusiasm is no less!
The pandemic has shown us the importance of solidarity, cooperation and multilateralism. This means peace, stability and understanding the world over. This is the basic tenet of how Turkey looks at the world.
Turkey is located in a region dubbed ‘the cradle of civilisation’ and it saw the invention of writing, the first coin, the first libraries, the earliest known temples and also…