Establishment of the Republic of Türkiye celebrated with enthusiasm in Komotini

Western Thrace
Sun, 30 Oct 2022 15:51 GMT
The 99th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye was celebrated with enthusiasm in the garden of the Consulate General in Komotini, with the intense participation of our kinsmen.
Establishment of the Republic of Türkiye celebrated with enthusiasm in Komotini

On the occasion of the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye, the Consulate General of Komotini held a celebration in the garden of the Consulate General on Saturday, October 29th. Citizens from every region of Western Thrace showed great interest in the celebration.

The establishment of the Republic of Türkiye was celebrated in Komotini for years with a reception given by the Consulate General of Türkiye in Komotini at the Cris&Eve hotel.

However, due to the program change this year, the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye was celebrated this year in the garden of the Consulate General of Türkiye in Komotini instead of the hotel.

On the occasion of the establishment of the Turkish Republic, as in previous years, the celebration reception was planned to be held at the Komotini Cris&Eve hotel. However, on October 26, 3 days before the reception, Cris&Eve hotel officials stated to the Consulate General that the hotel and its employees received threatening calls to prevent the reception from being held, and that the hall could not be allocated on the grounds that there was a security problem.

As a result, the program was changed. The 29 October Republic Day Reception was not held at the Cris&Eve hotel on Friday, 28 October, but was held in the garden of the Turkish Consulate General in Komotini today between 13.00-15.00.

Consul General Murat Ömeroğlu, the assistant consuls, and their spouses welcomed the guests at the door and accepted their congratulations.

The Republic Day celebration, which took place with great participation, was attended by the Chairman of the Western Thrace Turkish Minority Advisory Board (BTTADK) and Mufti of Komotini İbrahim Şerif, Xanthi Mufti Mustafa Trampa, members of BTTADK, deputies, elected government councilors in municipalities, opposition leaders and council members, heads of non-governmental organizations and In addition to the members of the board of directors, teachers and instructors serving in minority schools and Qur'an courses, many guests and cognates from every region of Western Thrace attended.

After the consulate general's garden was filled with kinsmen, the program started with the singing of the National Anthem. Later, Consul Neslihan Altan read the message of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the occasion of the 99th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye.

 

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