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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

City of Farmington Hills Proclaims Anniversary of Turkish Independence Day

Councilman John Akouri presents Honorary Consul Nurten Ural with the Proclamation
Turkish Independence Day 82nd Anniversary
October 29, 2005
WHEREAS, the 82nd anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey is being celebrated by people of Turkish descent in Farmington Hills and throughout the world; and,
WHEREAS, the Turkish Republic was founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who directed his armies from his headquarters in Ankara during the three year war of independence, which was officially declared on October 29, 1923. The name Ataturk (Father of Turks) was later bestowed on the country’s national hero by the grateful people of Turkey; and,
WHEREAS, Kemal Ataturk introduced social, educational and cultural reforms that modernized Turkey, liberated Turkish women, and made Turkey a valued member of the community of free nations; and
WHEREAS, Turkey and the United States have a long history of mutual respect and cooperation, and we recognize those of Turkish descent who have contributed to communities across the country, including Farmington Hills.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Vicki Barnett, Mayor of the City of
Farmington Hills, do hereby proclaim October 29, 2005, as the 82nd Anniversary of the Independence of Turkey.

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