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Turkey: Victory Day parade marks 93rd anniversary of Battle of Dumlupinar

Turkey, Ankara
August 30, 2015 at 14:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

A large Victory Day parade was held in Ankara, Sunday, to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of Turkish victory over Greece in the Battle of Dumlupinar. The Battle of Dumlupinar took place in 1922 and is considered to be the decisive battle in the Turkish War of Independence.

A number of high ranking Turkish officials attended the parade including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, among others.

The parade was held despite a recommendation by the prime minister's office to cancel all festivities in light of renewed hostilities between the Turkish army and members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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A large Victory Day parade was held in Ankara, Sunday, to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of Turkish victory over Greece in the Battle of Dumlupinar. The Battle of Dumlupinar took place in 1922 and is considered to be the decisive battle in the Turkish War of Independence.

A number of high ranking Turkish officials attended the parade including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, among others.

The parade was held despite a recommendation by the prime minister's office to cancel all festivities in light of renewed hostilities between the Turkish army and members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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