Holiday Notice: Republic Day in Turkey

Our Istanbul office will be closed on October 29th to celebrate Republic Day.

Who celebrates?

Republic Day is an official national holiday in Turkey. Public administration buildings, schools, post offices and many small businesses are usually closed on this day. Public transport schedules may vary. Public transport routes may change in the event of street performances and processions. The afternoon of the previous day, October 28, is also an official holiday.

What do we celebrate?

Republic Day marks the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. After Turkey’s victory in the War of Independence (1919-1923), the Turkish parliament proclaimed the new Turkish state as a republic. A new constitution, which the parliament adopted on October 29, 1923, replaced the constitution of the Ottoman Empire. The leader in the Turkish War of Independence, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, became the country’s first president on the same day. According to Atatürk, Republic Day is Turkey’s most important holiday.

In case of emergency

Legero International (Istanbul) Ltd
Tantavi Mahallesi, Estergon Caddesi No:24
D:29 Suryapi Exen Tower
34764 Umraniye, Istanbul
Phone +90 216 504 20 30
Fax +90 216 504 20 29


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