Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- The UK formally ended its EU membership at the stroke of midnight on Friday in Brussels, 23:00 GMT in London while Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the "dawn of a new era", promising real national renewal after 47 years of EU membership.
At 23:00, European Union flags were lowered at Britain's official institutions linked to the European Union, in addition the ministerial which is to carry you the Brexit process was abolished.
Various celebrations were held in the country by both government agencies and private institutions as a part of the 'Brexit day'.
Some government buildings have lit up the colours of the British flag.
Bank of England has put the 50 pence coin into circulation. "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations" in the money which dates back 31 January 2020, was included in the statements.
The anti-European Union Brexit Party has organised a celebratory party in front of the party building.
In his address to the nation on British television, Prime Minister Johnson called for an end to public polarization in the face of nation in general during the Brexit process.
Johnson stressed that their job as a government is to bring the nation together and move the country forward.
"The most important thing to say tonight is that this is not the end, but the beginning. This is a real time for national renewal and change. This is the dawn of a new era."Johnson said.
British Member of Parliament's membership in the European Parliament has ended and Britain's access to European Union internal correspondence has also been cut off.
With the end of Britain's membership in the European Union, the transition period began.
In the process, the UK will conduct negotiations to reach an agreement in areas such as security, health and transport, particularly trade.
Meanwhile, the customs union will continue elements of EU membership, such as the common market and free movement, and will be subject to European Union rules, but the country will lose its say in the European Union's decision-making mechanisms.