IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluattended the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the National Anthem and the commemoration of Mehmet Akif Ersoy. Speaking at the event held in front of the Misir Apartment on Istiklal Street, İmamoğlu said, “In order to better understand the value of our National Anthem, perhaps we should once again remember the conditions of that day, our occupied lands and our people in poverty. Under these conditions, the great poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy begins his words by saying 'Do not be afraid…'. He gives courage and strength to his people and heroes in every line,” he said. Taking photos with the artists who took the stage in the clothes worn by the soldiers and the public during the National Struggle Period, İmamoğlu said, "I pray to wear these costumes only in shows."
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğluattended the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the National Anthem and the commemoration of Mehmet Akif Ersoy, organized by IMM.
In addition to İmamoğlu, CHP Party Council Member Eren Erdem, Mayor Advisor Murat Ongun, IMM Deputy Secretary General Şengül Altan Arslan, political party representatives and many citizens joined.
A video mapping show featuring sections from the National Struggle Era and the life of Mehmet Akif Ersoy in the event, where a moment of silence and the Turkish National Anthem were sung; It was reflected in the Mısır Apartment.
Speaking at the event Ekrem İmamoğluHe said that the events that were turning points in the history of nations, the heroes of these events that will always be remembered with gratitude, and the poets, writers and great personalities who recorded the struggles of these heroes to eternity.
Heroes of the national struggle showed great courage
the biggest struggle for existence was noted that İmamoğlu changed the fate of the Turkish nation of the Independence Struggle, "especially Mustafa Kemal, including" Independence or death, "he set out, and our hero revealed no thought died for this cause, if not today we would not talk about a fully independent Republic of Turkey. Our crescent-star flag would not fly in the skies, our nation would be condemned to live in captivity. But they did so despite all kinds of difficulties and done a great example of courage by showing us this beautiful homeland, they have the gift of the independent Republic of Turkey, "he said.
MEHMET AKİF ERSOY COURSES EVERY SERIES
Expressing that they are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the acceptance of our Turkish National Anthem, which made the unique struggle epic, İmamoğlu continued his speech as follows:
“In order to better understand the value of our National Anthem, we should remember once again the conditions of that day, our occupied lands, and our people in need. Under these circumstances, the great poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy begins by saying “Don't be afraid…”! He gives courage and strength to his people and heroes in every verse. In those years, even this street we meet today is under occupation. While the enemy armies cling to the four corners of the homeland, there is a need for an anthem that will keep the faith of the nation alive and revive the fire of independence while we live in the darkest days of our history. Under these circumstances, the great poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy begins by saying “Don't be afraid…”! He gives courage and strength to his people and heroes in every verse. “
INDEPENDENCE IS OUR LOVE
Saying “The National Anthem is a sign of the Turkish nation's struggle for independence”, İmamoğlu finished his speech as follows:
“The Turkish National Anthem is an expression of unity and solidarity to fight, not giving up, and faith even in the most difficult conditions. It is this great struggle and the love, gratitude and gratitude we feel for its heroes that make us goose bumps every time we read, even today, 100 years later. Independence is our love. I respectfully commemorate our ancestors, martyrs and veterans, who fought fearlessly for the writing of this epic, especially Mustafa Kemal, and our great poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy, who recorded this struggle into eternity. Happy March 12, the Acceptance of the Turkish National Anthem and the Commemoration Day of Mehmet Akif Ersoy. "
Souvenir took his photo
İmamoğlu, who also took photographs with the artists who appeared on the stage with the clothes worn by the soldiers and the people during the War of Independence, said, "I pray to wear these costumes only in shows."
-VISITING THE HOME WHEREERSOY LIVES-
After the event, İmamoğlu visited the apartment of the National Poet Ersoy's, which was transformed into a memory house by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In the digital and visual exhibition that includes poetry, documentary room and sections about Ersoy's life; the poet's clothes, photographs and letters.