In unprecedented moves, he dedicated the sovereignty day to the children and entrusted in the hands of the youth the protection of this sovereignty and independence.
Every year, the children in Turkey celebrate this "Sovereignty and Children's Day" as a national holiday.
Schools participate in week-long ceremonies marked by performances in all fields in large stadiums watched by the entire nation.
Among the activities on this day, the children send their representatives to replace state officials and high ranking bureaucrats in their offices.
The President, the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Ministers, provincial governors all turn over their positions to children's representatives.
These children, in turn, sign executive orders relating to educational and environmental policies.
On this day, the children also replace the parliamentarians in the Grand National Assembly and
hold a special session to discuss matters concerning children's issues.
The importance of April 23 as a special day of children has been recognized by the international community.
UNICEF decided to recognize this important day as the International Children's Day.
Throughout the weekend all over the United States of America, in every large city,
where there are Turkish communities, and organizations, they will be celebrating Children's Day.
Let this weekend be a day for your children and YOU to have fun.
Look in your LOCAL PAPERS FOR EVENTS.