President Tatar: Çanakkale Naval Victory is an important turning point in Turkish history
Ceremonies were held across the country for the 18 March Martyrs' Day and the 108th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory.
A commemoration ceremony was held at the Bosphorus Martyrs' Cemetery for the anniversary of March 18 Martyrs' Day and Çanakkale Victory.
President Ersin Tatar, President of the Assembly of the Republic Zorlu Töre, President of the Supreme Court Narin Ferdi Şefik, Second President Mehmet Ali Talat, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Nicosia Metin Feyzioğlu, KTBK Commander Major General Sezai Öztürk, Security Forces Commander Major General Zorlu Topaloğlu, Tufan Erhürman, Chairman of the Main Opposition CTP, some ministers, deputies, representatives of political parties, institutions, associations, universities and military officials attended.
The ceremony, which started with the presentation of wreaths to the Bosphorus Martyrs' Cemetery, continued with a moment of silence and a shot of respect, followed by the raising of the flags to the accompaniment of the National Anthem. At the ceremony, Air Defense First Lieutenant Muhammed Reha Keleş from the Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces Command made a speech emphasizing the meaning and importance of the day.
After the speech, the Special Book of Martyrdom was signed by President Ersin Tatar, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Nicosia Metin Feyzioğlu, and KTBK Commander Major General Sezai Öztürk.
President Ersin Tatar made a speech after handing the soil taken from the Bosphorus Martyrdom to Feyzioğlu, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Nicosia, to be sent to Anıtkabir.
After Tatar's speech, the graves of martyrs were visited and flowers were presented.
TATAR: "WE CRYED TOGETHER WITH THE PEOPLE OF TURKEY, WE CONTINUE TO CRY"
In his speech at the ceremony, President Ersin Tatar noted that they attended the commemoration ceremony with different feelings and pain due to the lives lost in the earthquake disaster this year.
Stating that the hearts of the Turkish Cypriot people were also broken due to what happened in Turkey, and that the Turkish Cypriot people registered their children in the earthquake, Tatar said, “We cried together with the people of Turkey, and we continue to cry. I wish mercy to those who lost their lives, my condolences to their relatives and all our nation.
Stating that the Çanakkale Naval Victory was an important turning point in Turkish history and also changed world history, Tatar noted that the victory won as a result of the epic struggle, the Turkish people lit a torch for the liberation war.
Tatar said that the Turkish Cypriot people continued their struggle in Cyprus, inspired by the foundation of the Republic of Turkey under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and stated that they compared the Erenköy battles, which took place years later, to a small Dardanelles War.
Tatar also explained that the Turkish Cypriot people resisted on the island with that national spirit until 1974, and that the foundations of the TRNC were laid with the realization of the Cyprus Peace Operation.
Tatar, who reminded about the Turkish States Organization summit he attended in Ankara in the past days and shouted in his speech that the TRNC is an inseparable part of the Turkish world, stated that he also explained the conditions for the Turkish Cypriot side to return to the negotiation table in his speech and reminded them.
Tatar said, “I told them that we, as the TRNC, as a Turkish state in the south, are their representatives here in the Eastern Mediterranean, and I shared with them how important our national cause is here.”
Tatar commemorated all martyrs with mercy.
KELEŞ: “An IMPORTANT MILE STONE”
Air Defense Lieutenant Muhammed Reha Keleş from the Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces Command emphasized that the Çanakkale Victory, which was won by the unmatched heroism of the nation's heroic sons, despite all the deprivations and impossibilities, inspired the national struggles and was an important milestone on the way to the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.
Keleş said, “The Dardanelles Wars, which took place in all its glory in our glorious history and where countless examples of determination, courage and self-sacrifice were displayed against the whole world, are one of the best examples of what the noble Turkish nation can withstand when it comes to the integrity and independence of the homeland, and what it can achieve even under the most difficult conditions.” said.
Stating that all Anatolian people started the War of Independence with the strength they gained from the Çanakkale Victory and found the Republic of Turkey by liberating the occupied homelands, Keleş remembered the witnesses with respect and gratitude; He emphasized that the level Turkey has reached today is the work of saint martyrs and heroic veterans.
Martyrdom PRIVATE BOOK …. TATAR: “THE GREATEST MONUMENT OF THE HERO OF THE TURKISH NATION”
President Ersin Tatar wrote the following in the Martyrs' Special Notebook:
“We are in your presence on the 108th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory, won by the heroic Mehmetçik, against the armies of the invading, imperialist powers.
Just like the War of Independence, the Çanakkale Victory, which you won by sacrificing your life, which is one of the greatest monuments and indicators of the heroism that the Turkish nation will not give up on its freedom and independence under any circumstances, cannot live in captivity, has also formed the basis of making these lands a homeland.
If we live in these lands under the roof of our own state and under the shade of our flags as free and sovereign, we owe it to you, our saintly martyrs.
Our greatest and most sacred duty is to protect the values and relics you have left us, and to keep our state alive forever. This is our greatest debt to you, generations to come.
Our dear martyrs, rest in peace. We have not forgotten you, we will not forget you, we will not forget you. The country is grateful to you. Bless your soul”.
FEYZİOĞLU: “WORLD HISTORY IS ENGRAVED WITH GOLDEN LETTERS”
Metin Feyzioğlu, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Nicosia, recorded the following in the Martyrs' Special Notebook:
“Our dear martyrs,
We are in your spiritual presence on this meaningful day when we commemorate the 108th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory, which has an exceptional place in our ancient history for our country and nation.
This Victory is the work of our heroes who, without blinking their eyes, marched to martyrdom against those who try to threaten the independence and future of our beloved nation. engraved.
Half a century after the victory, those who covet the existence and freedom of the Turkish Cypriots once again found the spirit of Çanakkale, and the self-sacrificing and glorious resistance of the brave sons of the country was crowned with the "1974 Cyprus Happy Peace Operation" and took its deserved place in the hearts of our nation and in the pages of history.
On this occasion, once again, we present our ancestors who gifted the glorious Çanakkale Victory to the Turkish nation, the founder of our Republic, Veteran Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, whose 100th anniversary we entered, and his comrades in arms, our martyrs who were buried in the territory of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, our martyrs who were brutally martyred by terrorists while fulfilling their honorable duties all over the world. I commemorate the members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, our citizens who lost their lives in the earthquake disaster last month and our soldiers who were martyred, all our heroes who fell martyr for the sake of our independence and homeland, with mercy, gratitude and respect, and I extend my best wishes and gratitude to our veterans for a healthy and long life."
ÖZTÜRK: “ÇANAKKALE VICTORY IS TURKEY'S FOREWORD”
KTBK Commander Major General Sezai Öztürk wrote the following in the Martyrs' Special Notebook:
“Our dear martyrs,
We are in the presence of you, who have reached the rank of martyrdom by standing upright in front of seven heifers in Çanakkale and by fighting hard to protect the honor and dignity of the Turkish homeland whose every inch of soil is watered with blood.
'Turkey's foreword' Çanakkale Victory; It is the day when the nation stood up. The most important heroic epic of the Turk is the place where those who beat the world are defeated. It is a legend of heroism. Canakkale; It means Turkey. It means Anatolia. The hero is an example of bravery and humanity shown by our army.
Martyrdom if I die against the threats that may be directed against the existence of the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, with the strength we derive from the patriotism and noble Turkish nation of Yahya Sergeants, Fifteens and many anonymous Mehmets, as described in the lines "Who will dig the shrine that won't be too hard for you, let's bury you, you wouldn't fit into history". If I stay, we will continue our struggle until the last drop of our blood with the understanding of veteran.
Especially our eternal Commander-in-Chief Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms, who gave us the pride of the Great Victory; I commemorate our martyrs, who fell to the ground and drank the sherbet of martyrdom in this epic struggle, with mercy, gratitude and respect, and I would like to express my gratitude to the noble Turkish nation and mujahid Turkish people who have supported their army throughout history.
Bless your soul."
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