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You cannot burn the flag or even wear t-shirts with the flag printed on them. The red color on the flag symbolizes the blood spilled after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the star and crescent stand for independence. n THE GRAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY On April 23 1920, the first Grand National Assembly was founded in Ankara, with Mustafa Kemal as its president. Regions of the country not under Allied control were brought within its remit. A unified army was created with Mustafa Kemal’s friend, Ismet PaÕa, as the Chief of General Staff.
Traditionally, Laz people have been fishermen and farmers. They speak Lazça (Lazish), though most Laz people also speak Turkish. Like Turks, Laz people are friendly and generous. Kizilay Square, Ankara Since the 1950s, migration to the cities has been swift. Twothirds of Turks now live in cities. Istanbul is the largest, and home to about a fifth of the country’s population. It is a microcosm of Turkey as a whole, with the various minorities and regional migrants each claiming particular districts as their own.
Süleyman Demirel, Özal’s successor as president of the country, began his seven-year term. Tansu Çiller, an American-educated former economics professor, became Turkey’s first female prime minister. 5 million; and Syria about one million. The remainder are scattered across other countries. The Kurds are the largest population without their own state. Where the Kurds came from is unclear. Some Kurds consider themselves to be descendants of Noah. Others say they are ancestors of the ancient Medes, who, because of military conquests, defeats and the collapse of empires, began to migrate around 2,000 years ago to the mountains where they live today.