Thousands commemorate 78th anniversary of Ataturk's death in Istanbul

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Thousands joined a march in the streets of Istanbul on Thursday, commemorating the 78th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Republic of Turkey's founding father. A huge flow of people carried a 1,011-meter-long (3,316ft) Turkish flag through the streets. The procession was followed by two minutes of silence at 9:05am (07:05 GMT), the time of Ataturk's death.