The 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey

Today marks a historic milestone as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.

One hundred years ago, visionary leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his dedicated comrades embarked on a journey to transform Turkey into a modern and progressive nation.

Their determination, courage, and commitment to change are a true inspiration for those who seek it. It has been for us always.

Today, it is an opportunity for us to remember, present, and emphasize profound reforms and remarkable transformations led by Atatürk’s vision and leadership that have shaped modern Turkey.

Language Reform: He introduced the Latin alphabet to replace the Arabic script, making Turkish more accessible and fostering literacy.

Educational Reforms: Atatürk established a modern educational system, expanding access to education for all, regardless of gender or socioeconomic background.

Legal Reforms: He modernized the legal system granting women equal rights in marriage and divorce.

Women’s Rights: Atatürk championed women’s rights, granting them the right to vote and run for office in 1934, a historic step forward for gender equality.

Economic Reforms: He initiated economic policies aimed at industrialization, infrastructure development, and fostering economic growth.

Secularism: Atatürk separated religion from the state, ensuring that Turkey became a secular republic, protecting freedom of religion and belief.

These reforms under Atatürk’s leadership laid the foundation for modern, progressive, and democratic Turkey. Today, our foundational motivation is to preserve this legacy and continue building a brighter future.

Proud 100th Anniversary, Turkey!

Let’s continue to uphold Atatürk’s legacy and work together for a prosperous, inclusive, and harmonious future.