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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that the decision to extend, or not, the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays of Turkey, as was done last year, would be taken at, and announced immediately after, the upcoming cabinet meeting of Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
Earlier this year, the 2017 End of Ramadan public holidays of Turkey covered 2 weekend days, leading the tourism industry of Turkey to call on the government of Turkey to extend the upcoming Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha, in Arabic, or Kurban Bayrami, in Turkish) non-working public holidays in Turkey (2017-08-08).
Last year (2016-07-14), the Feast of Sacrifice public holidays of Turkey were extended to 9 days, as was done earlier that same year (2016-06-09), when the government of Turkey extended the 2016 End of Ramadan non-working public holidays in Turkey, by declaring Friday, July 8, 2016, as a non-working public holiday to link them with the preceding weekend.
In the past, the declaration of one-off additional non-working public holidays in Turkey has been rare, though, for the past 2 years, the government of Turkey did extend the Eid al-Adha annual non-working public holidays in Turkey.
In 2014, the government of Turkey declared the morning of Friday, October 3, 2014, as an "administrative holiday" public sector holiday to link the weekend with the 2014 Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Friday, October 3rd (2014-10-01), and in 2015, by declaring September 21-22-23, 2015, as "administrative holiday" public sector holidays to link the weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
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