April 2017

Children’s Day: Celebrating Resilient Refugees

Caitlin Alaina - April 22, 2017

Sunday, April 23, Children’s Day in Turkey. “Marking the foundation of Parliament on April 23, 1920, during the Turkish War of Independence, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, named this day as Children’s Day to emphasize that children are the future of a nation.”  I’ve lived in Turkey for five years, and although I’m still perplexed at how many national holidays are …

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