- mayor's office
Beşiktaş hosted the celebrations for the October 29 Turkish Republic Day, which symbolizes our struggle for independence that was crowned with our national sovereignty. The celebrations that started with an official ceremony at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 28 continued with marches echoing from the announcement vehicles in all the streets of our district.
Traditional Torchlight March
Gathering outside the Şairler Sofası Park for a torchlight march on Friday, October 29, at 8 p.m., thousands of citizens marched towards Barbaros Square carrying torches and Turkish flags and singing anthems.
Sertab Erener Concert
After the torchlight march, Sertab Erener, one of the most famous Turkish pop singers, took to the stage at Barbaros Square at 9 p.m. Singing for Istanbul residents at the concert organized by our Municipality in honor of the 98th anniversary of the foundation of our Republic, Sertab Erener performed her popular songs together with thousands of citizens, who enjoyed the Republic Day enthusiasm to the fullest in Beşiktaş.