30 August Victory Day has been celebrated with enthusiasm by Turkish nation since 1924 date. So, what happened on 30 on August 1922? Here is the story of the most important victory in Turkish history…
Following the successful completion of the Great Attack, also known as the Battle of the Commander-in-Chief, the Greek Armies were followed up to Izmir and 9 September 1922 rescued the Turkish territories from the Greek occupation. It was later that the occupation troops left the borders of the country, but 30 August symbolically represents the day the country was taken back. For the first time in Afyon In the 1924 "Commander in Chief Victory" celebrated the name day of August 30, began to be celebrated as Victory Day in Turkey from 1926 name.
30 AUGUST THE SIGNIFICANCE OF VICTORY DAY AND THE IMPORTANCE (30 August 1922)
The Great Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Commander-in-Chief because it was carried out under the command of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, took place after the Battle of Sakarya, after the Turkish army's preparations to strike a decisive blow to the invading forces, after the operation that lasted for 1 year. kazanit was a victory. It started on August 26, 1922, and ended with victory on August 30 in Dumlupınar under the command of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Pasha. Not only did it ensure that the homeland was completely freed from the occupation of the enemy, it also proved that the Republic of Turkey, which was actually established with the opening of the Parliament in 1920, would remain standing forever. He has set himself the goal of surpassing modern civilization.
“Atatürk, 30 August 1924, in the speech he made on the anniversary of Victory Day near the village of Çal in Dumlupınar, emphasized the national aims for the national struggle. It can be seen that these aims are independence, national sovereignty, secularism, equality between men and women and national economy. ”
The Great Offensive was a secret operation planned to make the final and final move of the Turkish army to the occupying forces during the War of Independence and to expel enemy troops from Anatolia. Turkey Grand National Assembly session on July 20 1922 authority given to him for the fourth time Commander in Chief Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, took the decision to assault was conducted in June and preparations as confidential. The Great Offensive began in Afyon at night, connecting the 26 of August to the 27, resulting in the victory of the Turkish army with the destruction of enemy troops besieged around Aslıhan in the Battle of Dumlupınar Square, administered by Mustafa Kemal Paşa.
30 August Victory Day was first celebrated at 1924 with the title of k Victory of the Commander-in-Chief le with a ceremony attended by President Mustafa Kemal near Çal Village of Dumlupınar. The reason for the two-year wait to celebrate the victory, both nationally and for the new Turkey is more than the density of 1923 years from the dash in the international arena. At the first ceremony in Çal Village of Dumlupınar, Mustafa Kemal emphasized the importance of keeping the national spirit alive and laid the foundation of the eçh Unknown Soldier Monument ile with his wife Latife Hanım.