At 09:05 on the 10th of November in Turkey in 1938 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk died at the Dolmabache Palace in Istanbul ending his 15 year Presidency of Turkey.
Atatürk is known as the founder of the Turkish Republic and the first President of Turkey, after he started and won the War of Independence freeing Turkey from the occupied forces and then creating the Republic of Turkey.
Every year on the 10th of November in Turkey, the country remembers Atatürk by stopping for 1 minute onat 09:05 the time of his death. Vehicles will honk their horns, people stop what they are doing and schools and business pause.
Throughout the day there are many memorial celebrations with the main memorial taking part at Atatürk’s mausoleum the Anıtkabir, where the leaders of the Turkish Government lay wreaths in his memory.
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