ANKARA

Turkey aims to have National Gardens in all 81 of the nation’s provinces by the year 2023, the republic’s centennial, the president said Friday.

“We will cover all 81 provinces with National Gardens by 2023,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, speaking at the mass opening of 10 National Gardens in the capital Ankara.

“As we will mark the 100th anniversary of the republic, we are nearing our goal of bringing 81 million square meters of National Gardens to 81 provinces for our people,” Erdogan added.

Erdogan also inspected the Ankara National Garden, whose construction is ongoing.

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