Rector Prof. Dr. Ali Akdogan’s Republic Day Celebration Message
The Independence Struggle, which is a concrete example of the power of faith, unshakable will, determination and interconnection of our nation, which struggles for existence in impossibilities, and then the Republic declared, is the embodiment of the Turkish nation's free and independent will on its territory.
Our nation, which accepts reason and science as a compass on the path enlightened by the Republic, will continue to walk with the same determination as before, confronting all the difficulties in order to rise above the level of contemporary civilizations. Our duty as educational institutions is to protect the integrity of our holy land irrigated by the blood of our martyrs and to work with our power without compromising our license and merit in order to reach the goal of a stronger and more developed countr. Our goal is to provide productive and qualified young people who love their country, nation and freedom, who are committed to their national and spiritual values, and are instrumental in the progress of our country with more confident steps.
With these thoughts, I commemorate the founder of our Republic, the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, his friends, our heroes of the National Struggle, our veterans and the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for eternal gratitude, gratitude and mercy.
Happy 96th anniversary of our Republic Day.