Turkey's top statesmen pay respect to Ataturk
AA PhotoTurkey's top statesmen attended ceremonies today honoring the 74th anniversary of modern Turkey's founder Ataturk's death, daily Hurriyet reported.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Parliament head Cemil Cicek, main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Deputy Presidents Bulent Arinc and Bekir Bozdag and others were all present.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not attend the ceremonies due to his commitments abroad.
Thousands of policemen were positioned at Anitkabir.