Saturday, 30 August 2014

30th of August, Victory Day in Turkey, 2014

August the 30th, is the Victory Day in Turkey. Today is the 92nd anniversary  of the victory over the occupying forces of Greece in Anatolia.
The ‘Great Offensive’ reached its primary goal in the battle of Dumlupinar, 4 days after the initial counter attack and the Greek army in Anatolia was defused on 30th of August 1922. Only after this achievement, the remaining Turkish cities and towns invaded by the ‘Allies” of the WW1 were saved one by one. The 30th of August marks a huge step of the Turkish national independence forces decisive victory and is officially celebrated annually since 1935.