The speaker of Turkey’s parliament has called on the public to observe centenary celebrations of the Turkish Grand National Assembly at home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“I hope to see all our citizens enthusiastically taking part in celebrations from home,” Mustafa Sentop said on Wednesday.

He urged the public to sing the Istiklal Marsi, the country’s national anthem, on Thursday at 9.00 p.m. (GMT1800) from their balconies and windows.

“Let’s show our love to independence and liberty by singing our independence anthem in a strong voice,” he said.

National Sovereignty and Children’s Day is a public holiday in

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