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Turkey commemorates 98th anniversary of Republic Day

Celebrations in Turkey marking the 98th anniversary of the founding of its republic have begun Friday with state officials' visit to Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the country's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in the capital Ankara.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited Anitkabir to mark Republic Day, stressed determination to achieve the 2023 goals when the republic is due to celebrate its centenary.

“As members of a heroic nation with a glorious past that is full of victories, we are determined to meet the republic with its 2023 goals,” Erdogan wrote in the Anitkabir memorial book.

The president will later accept greetings at the presidential complex.

Republic Day is being celebrated across Turkey, its representations abroad, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

The government ceremony in Ankara will be accompanied by various events, including concerts, marches, and fireworks across the country.

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