On the 83rd anniversary of the death of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, life came to a standstill in İzmir. While Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer participated in the official commemoration program in Cumhuriyet Square, emotional images emerged in all corners of the city.
Life stopped in Izmir on the 83rd anniversary of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Great Leader Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, being bid farewell to eternity.
The first of the commemorative programs that will continue throughout the day on November 10 started with the official ceremony in Cumhuriyet Square. A wreath was laid at the Atatürk Monument at the ceremony attended by İzmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger, Aegean Army Commander General Ali Sivri and İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, as well as representatives of political parties, business world, official institutions and non-governmental organizations.
Two minutes of silence
At 09.05:XNUMX, when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk passed away, life stopped in Izmir, accompanied by the sound of sirens. In addition to the moment of silence in Cumhuriyet Square, drivers from all over the city accompanied the sirens with their horns, while the people of İzmir held a two-minute silence at their location.