Turkey on Nov. 10 commemorated the 84th anniversary of the passing of the country’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
People came to a halt for two minutes' contemplation to pay their respects to the deeply revered first president of the Republic.
At 9.05 a.m. local time sirens wailed to mark the exact moment of his death at the age of 57 across the country.
Around the country, people stopped in the streets or stood silently at their workplaces to remember Atatürk.
At the Anitkabir mausoleum overlooking the capital Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was among those to lay a wreath at Atatürk's resting place.
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli, Vice President Fuat Oktay, and Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop also took part in the annual ceremony alongside other senior politicians and military officers.