Thursday, 30 August 2012

Victory Day (Zafer Bayramı)

Today is a national holiday in Turkey, which celebrates victory over the allied forces in 1922, ending the War of Independence.

You can read more about it on Burak Sansal's website HERE

Burak Sansal has been a licensed tour guide since 1990, and his knowledge of this country takes some beating.

If there's anything you want to know about Turkey, you will more than likely find it on his website All About Turkey


8 comments:

  1. I always learn so much from you! Thank you.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    1. Burak writes about historical events in a way that I understand Maggie.So I learn an awful lot from him!

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  2. Thanks for the info Ayak...I must tell my husband about today's National Holiday I'm sure he forgot. I love that site and reading about the history. I'll tell you I was an Architectural History major and did a paper on Pergamon. Who would have thought that my husband would be from there and totally from the other side of the world.
    Great site.... thanks for sharing. :-)

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    1. It's a small world Erica! Glad you like the website. I find it very interesting x

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  3. I've been all the way around the Bodrum peninsula today for one reason or another and the flags are out everywhere.

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    1. It's a lovely sight BtoB. I like the way the Turks are so patriotic. Although I haven't seen one flag in the village today. I'm sure we're cut off from the rest of Turkey here!

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  4. What a super site, Ayak! Thank you for the link.
    I know a little about it because my father thought Ataturk was the bee's knees!

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    1. You're welcome Fly. If there's anything I want to know about Turkey I'll usually check Burak's site first.

      He is going to do a guest post for me sometime. He's obviously very busy at this time of year, so it will probably be nearer winter.

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