Trabzon Directorate of National Education Our Count r y -TURKEY Geographical Location Turkey is a Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia and Thrace (Rumelia) in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe.
Mustafa KemalAtatürk(1881 - 1938) the founder of the Turkish Republic and itsfirst President, stands as a towering figure of the 20th Century. Among the great leaders of history, few have achieved so much in so short period, transformed the life of a nationals decisively, and given such profound inspiration to the world at large.
According to the year 2007 population census, 975,137 people were living in the province. Of these, 478,954 (49.12%) were living in the larger towns. Those living in villages and rural areas numbered 496,195 (50.88%).
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Apr 23: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (anniversary of the establishment of Turkish Grand National Assembly)
May 19: AtatürkCommemoration and Youth & Sports Day ( the arrival of Atatürk in Samsun, and the beginning of the War of Independence)
Aug 30: Victory Day (victory over invading forces in 1922).
Oct 29: Republic Day (anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic
Three-day festival when sweets are eaten to celebrate the end
of the fast of Ramadan.
Four-day festival when sacrificial sheep are slaughtered and
their meat distributed to the poor.