Life Stopped At 5 Minutes Past 9 O’clock İn Turkey

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, was commemorated on the 85th anniversary of his passing. Life stopped at 09.05 across the country and citizens paid homage to Atatürk.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk passed away 85 years ago today.

Commemoration ceremonies are being organized for Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey.

Citizens observed a moment of silence as sirens sounded at 09.05, the hour Atatürk passed away.

Life Stopped…

At that moment, life stopped at every point for two minutes as a sign of respect for the Atatürk.

Drivers got out of their vehicles and joined the moment of silence. Some drivers also honked their horns to accompany the sirens.

Turkey At 5 Minutes Past 9 O’clock…

Ceremonies were also organized in schools.

Citizens who got emotional during the minute of silence drew attention. Here are the ceremonies all around Turkey at 5 minutes past 9 o’clock…

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