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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, was commemorated on the 76th anniversary of his passing Nov. 7, with official and unofficial ceremonies being held across the country.

In line with custom, official ceremonies in the capital Ankara began with a state ceremony held at Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Atatürk. Both President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu participated in the ceremony for the first time in their current capacities.

Atatürk died on Nov. 10, 1938, at the age of 58 due to health problems.

Sirens are sounded at 9:05 a.m., the exact time of his death, every Nov. 10.

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  • Copyright: ERHAN EKEN (erhan1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1204 W: 165 N: 514] (15961)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-11-10
  • Categories: Ceremony, Architecture
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-11-10 12:18
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