[PHOTOS] Turkey celebrates Republic Day

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (C) visits the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a ceremony marking the 94th anniversary of Republic Day on October 29, 2017 in Ankara. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

Republic Day and the 94th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey were celebrated across Turkey on Sunday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, political party leaders and other high-level officials visited Anitkabir, the mausoleum of founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a ceremony marking the 94th celebration of Republic Day.

According to a report by the state-run Anadolu news agency, writing in the official Anitkabir remembrance book, Erdoğan said the spirit that brought victory in the Turkish War of Liberation and gave life to the republic is alive today as it was 94 years ago.

“The resistance that passed into history as the July 15 epic is the embodiment of this spirit and will,” Erdoğan added, referring to a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

Google also marked Republic Day by displaying a Turkish flag and the Google logo in red.

People visit the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the founder of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a ceremony marking the 94th anniversary of Republic Day on October 29, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey.
Evrim Aydin / Anadolu Agency
People, in traditional clothes, march from the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) to the first Turkish Grand National Assembly building in the Ulus district during a ceremony marking the 94th anniversary of Republic Day on October 29, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey. Guven Yilmaz / Anadolu Agency
People parade during the celebrations for the 94th anniversary of Republic Day in Bursa, Turkey on October 29, 2017. Ali Atmaca / Anadolu Agency
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