By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) – Malaysia congratulated on Tuesday Turkey for its 95th Republic Day.
"Congratulations to our Turkish friends on the Day of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic!" Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said on Twitter.
"May Allah keep your country safe and peaceful @RT_Erdogan," Wan Azizah tweeted to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The official proclamation of the Turkish Republic by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republic's founder, took place Oct. 29, 1923, when the name of the nation and its status as a republic were declared.
In a vote at the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ataturk, a revolutionary statesman, was elected first president of the Republic of Turkey by a unanimous vote.
Since then, Turkey has celebrated Republic Day every Oct. 29.