Many citizens from all over Turkey participate in the Victory and Remembrance March from Afyon to Izmir, organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the liberation of the city. While the participants continue to walk enthusiastically, the President for the 9-kilometer walk that will end in Izmir on September 400th. Tunç Soyer“We are doing this walk in order to pass on the legacy of our Ancestors with all their vitality and power to the next generations,” he said.
Many citizens from all over Turkey showed great interest in the Victory and Remembrance March organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for the 100th anniversary of the liberation of the city. Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer“We wanted to feel everything that our ancestors lived through in our bones and hearts and to make everyone feel it. This march has been planned in order to pass on the legacy of our Ancestors to the next generations with all their vitality and strength, and it continues with great excitement and pride. The people of Izmir are waiting for the convoy to come to our city with the same excitement and pride as they were 100 years ago.”
Izmir means freedom, beauty
Hülya Çelik, a member of Balıkesir Mountaineering Club, who participated in the walk from Balıkesir, said, “We came to experience this enthusiasm, to walk on the paths of our ancestors. This land is ours. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality provided us with this opportunity. We haven't had any problems since we arrived. Balıkesir has liberation on September 6th. We will walk here, go to Balikesir and come back again. We will enter Izmir on September 9 with enthusiasm. For me, İzmir means freedom and beauty.”
Izmir's salvation is Turkey's salvation
Haydar Rayman, President of the Cappadocia Scouting Federation, said, “The liberation of Izmir means the liberation of Turkey. On September 9, all Anatolia experienced the same thing. It is the same now, the struggle for liberation continues. As the Cappadocia Scouting Federation, we continue to raise a youth who internalizes the values of the Republic, questions, thinks and produces ideas in line with Atatürk's principles and reforms.
Hatice Koç, who participated in the march from Kayseri, stated that 9 September meant a lot to her and said, “Izmir is really the salvation of Turkey for us. The march is going better and better than we expected," he said.
On the second day of their historical journey, the marching convoy attended the commemoration ceremonies held at Colonel Reşat Çiğiltepe Martyrdom. The 57th Division Commander Miralay Reşat Bey, who committed suicide because he could not take Çiğiltepe at the time promised to the Commander-in-Chief Mustafa Kemal Pasha, and the convoy to Kırka Town, 15 kilometers from the martyrs' memorial, spent the night in the tent camp he set up in Kırka.
The convoy will march to Yıldırım Kemal village on August 28, after attending the commemoration ceremonies to be held at the Yıldırım Kemal Martyrdom, where Kemal from İzmir, who was martyred when he was only 24 years old, and his comrades are buried, will pass to the village of Akçaşar, which was used as the camp center during the Great Offensive.
Dumlupınar on August 30
On August 30, the convoy that will reach Dumlupınar and Zafertepe, where Mustafa Kemal Pasha heralded the victory of the nation with the order "Armies, your first target is the Mediterranean, Forward", will reach Banaz, Uşak, Ulubey, Eşme, Kula, Alaşehir, Salihli, Ahmetli, Turgutlu and After participating in Kemalpaşa's Independence Day celebrations, he will continue to walk towards İzmir.
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer He started the march from Afyon Derecine by lighting the torch of the historical march on 24 August. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP), also participated in the 100-kilometer Çakırözü-Kocatepe stage of the march on the 14th anniversary of the Great Offensive.
Günceleme: 31/08/2022 11:36