On April 23, 1920 Turkey's Grand National Assembly, the symbol of our sovereignty, was opened. This date is very important for Turkish people WHO succeeded in the independence struggle for the sake of the flag and homeland.

April 23 was declared as a chidrens' day which is a gift for our chidren who are the assurance of our future by Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk who said "Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation".

Hereby, I celebrate the 98th anniversary of the opening of Turkey Grand National Assembly and the April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day, and I wish our nation's well-being.