Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Vahap Seçer opened the 'Mersin 100th Anniversary Activity Area', which was prepared by the Metropolitan Municipality for the 100th anniversary of Mersin's liberation. President Seçer stated that they will hold the groundbreaking ceremony of Mersin Metro on the 3th anniversary of Mersin's liberation from enemy occupation on 100 January; “I am waiting for all my fellow citizens from Mersin,” he said. President Seçer, inviting citizens to Mersin 100th Anniversary Event Area and addressing families in particular, said, "Let's hold our children by the hand and bring them to this event area."
Mersin 100th Anniversary Event Space Meetings will continue on January 2-9. 'The National Struggle, the Century and the Memory of Mersin' will be exhibited in the Event Area on GMK Boulevard, next to the Forum AVM, and interviews will be held with famous literary figures, academics and writers. In addition, performances and various areas of experience await the people of Mersin at the Mersin 100th Anniversary Event Area.
Seçer: “Mersin is a city that always faces west”
To the opening of the Event Area; Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Vahap Seçer, CHP Party Council Member and Mersin Deputy Ali Mahir Çağrır, CHP Mersin Deputy Cengiz Gökçel, CHP Mersin Deputy Alpay Antmen, Yenişehir Mayor Abdullah Özyiğit, CHP Party Council Member Emre Yılmaz, CHP Mersin Provincial President Adil Aktay, Future Party Mersin Provincial Chairman Hamit Karış, Democrat Party Mersin Provincial Chairman Hasan Şıhman, Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MTSO) Chairman Ayhan Kızıltan, MTSO Assembly President Hamit İzol, Assembly members, headmen, representatives of political parties and non-governmental organizations. A large number of people from Mersin participated.
Speaking at the opening of Mersin 100th Anniversary Event Area, President Seçer stated that he believes and hopes that 2022 will be much better than 2021. Continuing his speech by reminding the years of Mersin's liberation struggle from the enemy occupation, President Seçer said, “The day we commemorate with great pride is the 100th anniversary of Mersin's liberation from the French occupation. a century. January 3 is the day when the milestones of not only the liberation of Mersin from the French but also the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, which concerns the whole country, began to be laid.” Seçer also talked about the historical process in Mersin during the National Liberation Struggle.
Stating that Mersin, which had an important place in the National Liberation Struggle, is a modern city, Mayor Seçer said, “Mersin; It is a city whose direction is always towards the West, it is an enlightened city, it is a modern city, it is a progressive city, it is a Kemalist, revolutionary city. Even in the 1950s, modern life was living in Mersin. The first periods of the Republic; people are determined, enthusiastic, people have energy. Because they have a leader; Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Those people took firm steps on the path he showed.”
“We have come to implement visionary municipality”
Seçer stated that they serve a population of 2 million 2 thousand with the 400 million resources allocated to them in Mersin, which has grown with immigration, and emphasized that they wrote a social municipality epic with their services during the pandemic period and the economic difficulties experienced in the last days. Adding that they have implemented visionary municipality, Mayor Seçer said, “We came because we will implement visionary municipality. Tomorrow, January 3, is our 100th anniversary of liberation, but it will also be the day the rail systems era begins in Mersin. Tomorrow is a very important, very valuable day for us. We will be at Cumhuriyet Square at 09.00:XNUMX tomorrow morning with our citizens. Together we will live the day of liberation, the honor and glory of that national day. Everyone should take care of this country. Everyone has a right to this country. My country has expectations from every citizen of mine. Nobody should marginalize this country and society. No one is more nationalistic than us. Let those who don't hear it hear it. No one loves this country more than us. Let the ears that do not hear this hear, let the sealed hearts feel. I'm screaming from here. We love our country, our country. That is why we are walking in the footsteps of Mustafa Kemal”.
“We will hold the groundbreaking ceremony of Mersin Metro with tens of thousands”
Seçer stated that January 3 is a very important day for Mersin and that on this important day, they will hold the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mersin Metro with the President of the Republican People's Party Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and the Chairman of the IYI Party Meral Akşener. We will hold the groundbreaking ceremony of Mersin Metro. We will start the rail systems era in Mersin. My dreams do not fit in Mersin. My vision, my dreams coincide with the vision and dreams of our young people. Together with our youth, we will carry our city, but our country, Turkey, our heavenly homeland to brighter days together. I believe in this wholeheartedly,” he said.
“Let's hold our children's hands and bring them to this activity area”
President Seçer, who invited all Mersin residents by explaining the events to be held at the Mersin 100th Anniversary Event Area, which they will inaugurate, said, “You will tour the history of Mersin. Very nice work. We will see the history of Mersin, the years of struggle. We will watch a magnificent show with its pictures, objects, films. Again, in Turkey, writers, poets, thinkers, very valuable people of culture and art are here with our citizens until January 9th. sohbet They will transfer their savings. Nations that do not know their past cannot shape their future. In particular, I ask our families: We must show our children where we came from, we must teach our history. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality provides this magnificent environment. I invite my fellow citizens from Mersin. What I want from our families is; Let's hold our children's hands and bring them to this activity area. Let them see the history of Mersin here. Let them see how this paradise land was bequeathed to them. Let them raise awareness," he said.
Finally, Seçer invited the citizens to the 100th anniversary of Mersin's liberation enthusiasm and the groundbreaking ceremony of the metro and said, “Tomorrow at 09.00:3, we will celebrate the 15.00 January enthusiasm together in the Cumhuriyet Square. I am waiting for all my citizens from Mersin to the groundbreaking ceremony, which will be honored by Ms. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Ms. Meral Akşener, at XNUMX in the same place in the afternoon at the same place.
Başarr: “If they want to see service, they should look to Mersin”
CHP Party Assembly Member and Mersin Deputy Ali Mahir Basarir, expressing that they are honored and proud that the foundation of the metro will be laid, said, “January 3 is a day of honor for us. But tomorrow we will experience another honor. All Mersin residents should be in the Republic Area. Because the metro is coming to Mersin for the first time. You know, when they say service, if they want to see service, they should look at Mersin, look at our Mayor, look at our mayors. Let them see in Mersin what is labor, what is honesty, what is touching the public”.
Gökçel: “Metro is a pride. This pride belongs to all people of Mersin”
CHP Mersin Deputy Cengiz Gökçel stated that the 100th anniversary of Mersin's liberation and the foundation of the metro made them very happy and said:
“The line of contemporary civilizations that Veteran Mustafa Kemal Atatürk set us as a target; Here in Mersin, the groundbreaking ceremony of the metro construction, which is the project of the century, by our Metropolitan Mayor, Mr. Vahap Seçer, is a first in the line of that contemporary civilization, a foundation. Here, in the presence of you, I heartily congratulate our Honorable Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality. Subway is a pride. This pride actually belongs to all Mersin citizens, all citizens of the Republic of Turkey.”
Antmen: “As a brand city, Mersin shines like a star with our President Vahap Seçer”
CHP Mersin Deputy Alpay Antmen said that they proudly celebrated the 100th anniversary of Mersin's liberation from enemy occupation 100 years ago, adding that the celebrations will be crowned with the groundbreaking ceremony of the subway; “100-year-old Mersin had a dream. That 100-year-old dream will be crowned in the construction of the subway with the foundation to be laid tomorrow. Mersin is a very beautiful city and very good things are being done in terms of social municipality. Mersin, as a brand city, shines like a star with our Metropolitan Mayor Vahap Seçer. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mersin's liberation from enemy occupation, all the best. Let's have a good 2022," he said.
Yılmaz: “As young people, we are very happy with the added value created at the point of participatory municipality”
CHP Party Assembly Member Emre Yılmaz also made a speech on the importance of January 3rd. Yılmaz said, “Maybe we are a new generation. I was born in 89. I'm just in my early 30's. The story that started in 1919 in the past continued with the 68th generation, but today there is a completely different generation and Mersin is managed with an understanding that can catch up with that generation and make it sustainable with this innovation. So we are very happy. As young people, we are very happy with this added value created at the point of participatory municipality”.
Aktay: “The force that saved Mersin from occupation 100 years ago is still standing tall”
CHP Mersin Provincial Chairman Adil Aktay mentioned that imperialism is doomed to lose against an organized people and said, “The power that saved Mersin from occupation 100 years ago is still standing tall. It is still standing today. That power is the power that arises from the unity and integrity of Anatolia and its brotherhood. That power is the sovereignty of the people, the power of the nation, the national will," he said.
After the speeches, the opening ribbon of Mersin 100th Anniversary Event Area was cut by the President Seçer and the protocol members. Later, President Seçer and members of the protocol visited the National Struggle, Century and Memory of Mersin Exhibitions. President Seçer also had the opportunity to examine the 100th Anniversary Digital Experience Area, where historical images of Mersin were reshaped with a digital fiction in the Event Area.
The Event Area was appreciated by the people of Mersin
Citizens who visited the Event Area also expressed their satisfaction and invited the people of Mersin. Rezan Tars, one of the visitors, told about her father-in-law, stating that her mother-in-law and father-in-law hosted Atatürk in Tarsus at that time. Tars said: “The first doctor of Tarsus. They are from Istanbul but settled in Tarsus. He loved Tarsus so much that he said, 'Let the Tarsus lands analyze my body', and the French tried to execute Doctor Ali Bey. On the last day, the doctor saved a colleague from execution.” Stating that the Activity Area was prepared with care, Tars emphasized that they expect young people to this area; “Young people need to show them. They have no news of anything. Our young people do not know history,” he said. Filiz Özgür, one of the visitors, also addressed the youth; "I want young people to give importance to such things and evaluate them," he said.
One of the young people, Sezen Kırmızıer, said, “This place has been a very nice event. It was great to have a place where we could come and visit and learn about history. It is very nice to come and see and learn something.” Zeynep Eren Sayın, Director of Mersin Accessible Culture and Art Association, one of the visitors, said; “Vahap Mayor is an incredible mayor for Mersin. I listened to the keynote speeches. They talked about all our dreams. Hopefully those dreams will come true. This place is open until the 9th of the month. My little boy is 3 years old, I will even bring him. Because they need to know and know our homeland, our flag, our Ata.”
A full calendar of events for the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan
After the opening, the first talk of the "100 Years Story of Mersin Culture and Art and İçel Art Club" was moderated by Mecit Baskin as part of the program. In the interview, Prof. Dr. Candan Ülkü, Ziya Aykın and Ali Merzeci took place as speakers. At the end of the day, Sinan Meydan came together with the people of Mersin with his 'From Liberation to Foundation' talk. On January 3, CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and IYI Party Chairman Meral Akşener will also visit the exhibition. At the Event Area until January 9, Ataol Behramoğlu, Nebil Özgentürk, Sunay Akın, Ümit Alan, Barış İnce, Ateş İlyas Başsoy, Özlem Gürses, Semihi Vural, Haydar Ergülen, Murat Menteş, Revhat Arslan, Ahmet Yeşil, Ali Lidar, Kutub Many names such as Şimşek, Ömür Üzel, Meral Seçer, Neptün Soyer, Ayhan Kızıltan, Turan Ali Çağlar, Abdullah Ayan and Mirza Turgut will take place as speakers in the interviews that will take place. The Event Area program was shared in detail from the social media accounts of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality.