Rector Prof. Dr. Ali Akdoğan's 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day Celebration Message
The resurrection of the Turkish nation and the first step towards freedom, the date of May 19, 1919, is the turning point in which the torch of independence is ignited and the fate of a country cannot be delivered to the occupying forces throughout the world. The liberty fire of Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Samsun has been a symbol of the awakening of a strong belief with the spirit of national unity and solidarity.
Atatürk who saw Turkish youth as the sole heir of Turkish Republic says "Young people, you are the ones who sustain and strengthen our courage. You, of humanity values ??decency and culture have been receiving, you will be the most valuable example of patriotism." With this respect, our goal as educational institutions in the light of homeland, loving the nation and flag, depending on the national and spiritual values, Turkey will remove the level of contemporary civilization, will get the science book to raise young generations.
With these thoughts, he commemorates Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic, his gunmates, heroic martyrs and veterans with mercy and gratitude; I congratulate our nation's 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, especially our beloved youth.