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23 April 1920; Turkish Grand National Assembly Opens, Leading The War of Independence.

Australian-Turkish community leads the global celebrations marking the inauguration of Turkiye's Grand National Assembly, which became a pivotal key player shaping the history in the region.


The inauguration of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) on April 23, 1920, marked a pivotal moment in Turkiye's history, as it laid the groundwork for a modern, democratic nation-state.

This historic event symbolized the unwavering resilience of the Turkish people against imperialist forces, fostering national unity and an indomitable spirit that would eventually lead to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey.

The TGNA's inception not only transformed Turkiye's political landscape but also served as a beacon of hope for other nations seeking self-determination. As Turkish people around the world celebrate this momentous occasion, they also honor the foresight and determination of those who championed the cause of democracy, sovereignty, and progress.

Ataturk, the founding father of modern Turkey, played a crucial role in the pivotal moment of the inauguration of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

As the leader of the nationalist movement, he defied the occupation of the defeated Ottoman Empire by foreign powers and their collaborators, and united the Turkish people under a common goal: independence and self-determination.

Ataturk's military and political genius, coupled with his progressive vision, led to the successful War of Independence and ultimately the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.

His leadership transformed Turkiye into a secular, democratic, and modern nation-state, to this date remains to be one of the key allies of Australia.

His reforms in education, women's rights, and language continue to inspire other nations.

Ataturk's legacy is important for the rest of the world because it demonstrates the power of visionary leadership and the potential for transformative change, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

As a symbol of resilience, unity, and progress, Ataturk's achievements continue to inspire those who strive for a better, more equitable future for all.

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