Bosnian city celebrates August 30 'Turk Day'

Bosnian city of Kakanj will celebrate August 30 as the "Turk Day" from now on.

Bosnian city celebrates August 30 'Turk Day'

 

bosnia-turkey.20100901135615.jpgBosnian city of Kakanj will celebrate August 30 as the "Turk Day" from now on.

The city assembly of Kakanj took a decision to celebrate August 30 as the "Turk Day" every year.

A ceremony took place to mark the decision of the city assembly of Kakanj and to inaugurate a clock tower built by Turkish Representation serving as part of the European Union force (EUFOR).

The ceremony was attended by Turkish Ambassador in Sarajevo Vefahan Ocak, Colonel Ibrahim Sahinol of Turkish Representation within the EUFOR and Mayor of Kakanj Mensur Yasarspahic and other dignitaries.

bosnia-turkish.jpgSpeaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Ocak said that the future of Bosnia-Herzegovina was bright.

I feel great happiness in providing service to your country as the Turkish people, Ocak stressed.

Mayor Yasarspahic said that the clock tower was a real symbol of the friendship that exists between Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The clock tower is 17 meters long and was built using Turkish symbols.

The city of Kakanj has a Bosnian population of about 50,000 people. It is about 45 kilometers far away from Sarajevo.

August 30 Victory Day is the commemoration of the victory at the final battle in Dumlupinar, ending the Turkish Independence War in 1922, dedicated to the armed forces.

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