Victory Day in Turkey
On August 30, the whole country celebrates a big national holiday - Victory Day and the Day of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Today, 81 provinces of Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkish missions around the world are celebrating the 99th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Dumlupınar, the key battle of the 1922 Turkish War of Independence.
All over the country there will be mass events, concerts, wreath-laying at the graves of heroes.
In Alanya, the celebration will begin at 9 am with a memorial ceremony. In the evening, at 19.30, residents and guests of the city will be able to see a colorful torchlight procession.