Skopje, 29 October 2021 (MIA) — To mark the 98th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence will host a photo exhibition celebrating the founding father of the Turkish Republic and its first President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who grew up in Macedonia.
The exhibition, titled ”From Atatürk to the Republic,” will display 57 photographs on loan from the archives of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.
It will feature a special selection of photographs of Atatürk and the reforms he made in Turkey’s education, industry and science; his travels; the institutions and organizations he opened; and his meetings with foreign mission representatives.
The opening of the exhibition will be followed by a conference dedicated to Atatürk and the modernization of Turkey.
Later in the day, at the Philharmonic, world music singer Elena Hristova will perform Atatürk’s favorite Rumelian songs. The celebration will also include a sampling of Atatürk’s favorite Rumelian dishes.
On Oct. 30, a delegation from Turkey will visit the Atatürk Memorial House in the Centar Zhupa village of Kodzhadzhik, where his father was from, and the Atatürk Memorial Room in Bitola, where he attended high school.
The event is supported by the Turkish Embassy in North Macedonia and organized by the Macedonian branch of the Yunus Emre Institute, founded in 2007 to promote Turkey, the Turkish language, its history, culture and art as well as to build friendship between Turkey and other countries. mr/