30 August, Victory Day

Today in Turkey is Zafer Bayrami or Victory Day, commemorating the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922 when the Turkish army defeated the Greek army in the War of Independence.

As usual on commemorative days there are Turkish flags and banners of Ataturk hanging up everywhere. Here is a photo from Cumhuriyet Meydani (Republic Square) last night:

The commemorations today will probably be like any other 30 August except the bombings two days ago may add an extra edge to the speeches.

UPDATE: Below is a photo of Peggy and Al from tonights Married… With Children episode on TV channel CNBC-e. Note the picture of Ataturk and the Turkish flag in the top left corner. On national days like today, almost all Turkish television channels feature patriotic symbols in the corner of the screen.

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