Republic Day 2011

Today is the 88th anniversary of the Turkish Republic.

This years mood was somber because of the earthquake in Van last week.But despite the cancellation of official ceremonies the public went to the streets for celebrations parades.

As it is customs several Turkish were open to the public. The below chart shows the ships that were open to the public between 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00-16:00 on 29th October 2011.

For me the biggest surprise was to see the submarine S-359 TCG Burakreis in Hopa. Well Hopa is the most eastern port of Turkey on the Black Sea coast close to the border of Georgia. And TCG Burakreis is the second youngest submarine in the fleet of the Turkish Navy.

Well I am sure that this submarine did not just arrived there to celebrate the 88th anniversary of the Turkish Republic with the citizens of Hopa.

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