What Happened on April 23, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


TurkeyEnd of the Ottoman Empire

The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
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The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
  • Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets in Ankara

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