The Turkish National Anthem is 102 years old.
President Ersin Tatar on Sunday issued a message celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Turkish National Anthem, which was adopted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly on March 12, 1921.
“Our anthem of independence is the symbol that represents the struggle of the Turkish nation and the heroic Turkish army led by Commander-in-chief, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk against the imperialist forces that occupied Anatolia, reinforcing the Turkish nation’s unity. We are proud to be celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Turkish National Anthem by the Turkish Grand National Assembly,” Tatar noted.
He pointed out that the Turkish national anthem was just as sacred to the TRNC as it was to Türkiye.
“The national anthem represents the heroism and courage of our nation, proving that we will not give up our freedom and independence under any circumstances,” he added.
Commemorating poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy, who earned countless immortal and eternal works to Turkish literature as well as the national anthem, and those who were martyred in the War of Independence, President Tatar stressed that Turkish Cypriots were determined to carry the legacy of Atatürk even further.