The biggest part of the Victory Day celebrations are military parades held all over Turkey, including Istanbul. The ceremonies are held in commemoration of the last battle that took place in the course of the Turkish war for independence. The 30th of August, 1922 became the day when the Turks, led by Mustafa Kemal, Ataturk, defeated the Greek army. Since then, the Turks have annually celebrated the occasion with great honours and festivals.
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