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Turkey Officially Approves And Names May 1 Public Holiday

Source: World Bulletin (Ankara)
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009

Turkey's parliament has approved the bill declaring May 1st an annual public holiday, effective starting in 2009, and giving it the official name "Labor and Solidarity Day".

This follows a decision by Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who ordered the Minister of Employment and Social Security to announce May 1st as a public holiday, earlier this month (2009-04-09).

May 1st was a public holiday in Turkey, called "Spring Day" from 1935 to 1980.

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