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Turkmenistan observes the Memorial Day
8 Oct
Turkmenistan observes the Memorial Day

On October 6, 2019 Turkmenistan observes the Memorial Day when tribute is paid to heroes lost in the battlefields of all wars as well as to the victims of catastrophic Ashgabat earthquake in 1948. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the mourning ceremonies. The State flags have been were flown half-mast on occasion of sad date. Memorial prayers and food donation ceremonies are held all around the country. 

The main Memorial Day activities were held at the Halk hakydasy (People's Memory) memorial complex in Ashgabat. The Head of state, leaders of the Mejlis (parliament), government, military and law enforcement agencies, public organizations, heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Turkmenistan, residents and guests of Ashgabat laid flowers at the memorial.

Then, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and participants in the mourning ceremony took part in the memorial meal. After that, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and members of the government arrived at the monument to the first President of Turkmenistan Saparmyrat Niyazov in the center of Ashgabat and laid a wreath. Noting the activities of Niyazov to protect the sovereignty of the country, the recognition of Turkmenistan on the world stage, the head of state stressed that it should not be forgotten.