On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Turkey as you celebrate the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.

The foundation of our bilateral relationship is our strong people to people ties. As NATO Allies and security partners, we have advanced regional security and stability for decades.  Our people are stronger and more prosperous when we work together.

U.S. Department of State

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