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Qutub Minar Illuminated in Turkish Flag to Mark Turkey’s 100th Republic Day

In a symbolic gesture commemorating the 100th anniversary of Turkey’s republic, New Delhi’s iconic Qutub Minar was bathed in the vibrant hues of the Turkish flag. The Turkish Embassy in New Delhi extended warm wishes to the people of Turkey on this momentous Republic Day.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating back to the 13th century, served as a fitting canvas for the celebration. The Embassy took to X to announce the illuminating tribute, stating, “New Delhi’s iconic monument, Qutub Minar, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 13th century, was illuminated with Turkey’s flag to commemorate the centenary of the Republic of Turkey. The Turkish Republic is 100 years old! Happy Republic Day!”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also joined in the celebrations, extending heartfelt congratulations to the people of Turkey. In a post on X, Erdogan expressed, “Today, we are experiencing the excitement and pride of reaching the 100th anniversary of our Republic. I wholeheartedly congratulate our citizens living in our country and around the world on the 29 October Republic Day.”

Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hakan Fidan, echoed the sentiments of celebration and progress. He affirmed their commitment to forging a “more just world as Turkey emphasizing its role as a symbol of peace, wisdom, equity, and trust. Taking to X, Fidan declared, “Happy Republic Day! We are proud to witness the 100th anniversary of our Republic, founded by Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, being carried even higher under the leadership of our President @RTErdogan.”

He further stated, “We will continue to take bold and determined steps for a more just world as Turkey, a symbol of peace, common sense, fairness and trust, with our national foreign policy that draws its strength from the opportunities and capabilities of our country. I congratulate our nation’s holiday with my most sincere feelings and commemorate all the heroes of our War of Independence, which was crowned with the establishment of our Republic, with mercy and gratitude.”

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