'September 9 Museum' Good News from President Soyer

the good news of september museum from president soyer
the good news of september museum from president soyer

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer participated in the activities organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Ahmet Piriştina City Archive and Museum (APİKAM), which carries out important works in terms of the history and culture of the city, for the 99th anniversary of the liberation of Izmir. Mayor Tunç Soyer, who did not refuse City Observer Orhan Beşikçi's request for a “9 September Museum”, gave good news by saying, “Don't worry, we will open our 9 September Museum on the 100th anniversary.”

The activities organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Ahmet Piriştina City Archive and Museum (APİKAM), which carries out important works in terms of Izmir's history and culture, began on September 9, the 99th anniversary of the liberation of Izmir. Urban Observer Orhan Beşikçi's “Traces of 9 September” and Dokuz Eylül University Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Mithat Kadri Vural's interviews titled "The Road to September 9", Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer and his wife Neptün Soyer, İZELMAN General Manager Burak Alp Ersen, İZELMAN Board Chairman Adnan Oğuz Akyarlı, UNESCO İzmir Historical Site Director Abdülaziz Ediz, historians , writers and people of Izmir participated.

Beşikçi: “There are so many traces of September 9”

City Observer Orhan Beşikçi, who reads memories from books about the liberation of İzmir, talked about the difficulties of the 9 September process. Beşikçi said, “September 9 celebrations were celebrated not only in Izmir but also in many cities of Turkey in the first years. There are so many traces of September 9th. The people of Izmir really attached great importance to the days of liberation. The days of liberation passed in a festive mood with great enthusiasm. Everyone did their part. There was a flood of enthusiasm. People flocked to Izmir not only from the districts of Izmir, but also from outside. There is no place to sleep in hotels, people sleep in parks and gardens, but he never complained about it," he said. Beşikçi also stated that tradesmen made special discounts on September 9th to attract more people to the celebrations at that time.

9 September Museum good news from Soyer

Stating that the traces of September 9 live in many places in İzmir, Beşikçi said, “Currently, there is the Independence Exhibition at the Atlas Pavilion. For years, we have held exhibitions here with the items and objects we found related to September 9th. Now we need to have a permanent museum and exhibition. So much material. The bayonet used by Mehmetçik in the Great Offensive is here, we have the victory trophies, and the 9 September flags made by mothers and grandmothers at that time are here. We have the Kuvayi Milliye caps and the Medals of Independence. My President, Tunç Soyer, said, "Let's open our own museum." President Tunç Soyer, in response to Beşikçi's call, gave good news by saying, “Don't worry, we will open our 9 September Museum on the 100th anniversary.”

Vural: “A long and grueling road”

Describing what happened on the road to the liberation of İzmir, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Mithat Kadri Vural gave important information about the critical processes in history. Mithat Kadri Vural said, “The road to 9 September is a long and thorny one. It takes really good political success and genius to be able to take the whole equation inside and out. That's why, reading the road to 9 September through Mustafa Kemal Pasha's political ability will bring us to the right point," he said.

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