Hidayet Türkoğlu, President of the Turkish Basketball Federation, issued a congratulatory message for the 29 October Republic Day. President Türkoğlu gave the following statements in his congratulatory message:
“The belief in independence and freedom, which is ingrained in the character of our nation, has been instrumental in the rebirth of a nation under the leadership of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, again with the determination and sacrifice of our nation. The Republic is the most valuable legacy left to us by this belief and rebirth.
The Republic, which was founded on October 29, 1923 as a result of unprecedented heroism, is the most valuable heritage and common treasure of all of us. It is upon us; It is to work tirelessly for the development and eternal existence of our republic.
With these thoughts; I celebrate the 99th anniversary of our Republic Day with my most heartfelt feelings, and I commemorate all our martyrs and veterans, especially Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his brothers in arms, with respect, mercy and gratitude.”