IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluCalled from Galata Pier, the starting point of Atatürk's departure from Istanbul to Samsun with the Bandırma Ferry: "Departing from Istanbul, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a commander and a leader who carried the ideal of "either independence or death" in his soul from that day forward. and it was with that feeling. On May 19, 1919, Atatürk and his comrades, who lived the excitement of 4 days until they landed in Samsun, set out without looking back. Here we are here on May 16 to accompany our ferry to our Father's departure for independence.”
The movement of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades from Istanbul to Samsun on the Bandırma Ferry is revived with the “Route of the Century” event. Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Ekrem İmamoğlu, departed the Bandırma Ferry, which will arrive in Samsun in 4 days by moving on the Internet, from Galata Pier (Karaköy Pier) at 12:10.
Departing from Istanbul on May 16, 1919, Bandırma Ferry reached Samsun on May 4 at the end of 19 days. Bandırma Ferry, which moves on the internet by staying true to its real route within the scope of the "Route of the Century" events, will arrive in Samsun on Tuesday, May 19.
İMAMOĞLU: “GOOD LUCK MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK”
Passing the Bandırma Ferry from the Galata Dock with its name in history, President Imamoğlu said that the ferry was too old and could go to Samsun? He reminded me that he started off with worries. The following statements were made in the continuation of his speech:
“It was even rumored that the Bandırma Ferry had run out of life. Moreover, after setting off from here, the steamer, which was interrogated by the British officials even when it arrived at the Maiden's Tower, was even said to be shot down by a British torpedo while on its course at sea. Rauf Orbay was giving this information. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who set off from Istanbul, was a commander, a leader who carried the ideal of "Either independence or death" in his soul from that day on, and he set out with this feeling. It is not possible to turn back, and the future of Turkey's independence, he wrote that it is possible to head with up to Anatolia's foot, and made preparations had been set off. Having experienced that 19-day excitement until he landed in Samsun on May 1919, 4, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades set off without looking back. They even relaxed a little by losing themselves amidst the stormy waves of the Black Sea while they were driving the British torpedo that followed them. Here is the beginning of May 19, 1919, when our Ata landed on Samsun. In other words, this is the place where the hopes are loaded on the Bandırma Ferry and all the beauties and good feelings for the future are filled. Here on May 16, we are here to accompany our ferry on the journey of our Ata to independence. Good luck, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. "