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Turkey


National day:29 October (Republic Day (Cumhuriyet Bayramı), republican constitution 1923)

Hymn:Egemenlik kayıtsız şartsız milletindir ("Sovereignty rests unconditionally with the nation")


History

Turkey was a major power in Europe during the early modern period and starting from the late 13th century, the Ottoman beylik united Anatolia and created an empire encompassing much of Southeastern Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. After the Ottoman Empire collapsed following its defeat in World War I, parts of it were occupied by the victorious Allies. The Turkish War of Independence, initiated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his colleagues, resulted in the establishment of the modern Republic of Turkey in 1923, with Atatürk as its first president.


Geography

Turkey is divided into seven census regions: Marmara, Aegean, Black Sea, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia and theMediterranean. The uneven north Anatolian terrain running along the Black Sea resembles a long, narrow belt. This region comprises approximately one-sixth of Turkey's total land area. As a general trend, the inland Anatolian plateau becomes increasingly rugged as it progresses eastward

Touristic attractions


Lüleburgaz

Lüleburgaz is a town and district of Kırklareli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. Lüleburgaz is known for its sixteenth-century mosque and bridge, both named after the Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmet Paşa and purportedly designed by the Ottoman chief architect Mimar Sinan.



Luleburgaz Ataturk Anadolu Lisesi



It is a general state secondary school in European side / northwest of Turkey. We have 30 teachers, a headmaster and 500 students. In our region ,the students have no chance to go abroad with their own economic incomes. Especially they're the children of divorced families and most of them come to our school from villages and small towns and they're short of money. They need to be educated especially in arts to be able to have jobs in the future in this region.

Therefore, we are trying to send students to the university so as to become artists or art educators. In the school,every year we prepare art exhibitions and students are eager to take part in these activities.