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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was Commemorated in EMU

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was Commemorated in EMU

77th anniversary of Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s death was commemorated at EMU on 10 November 2015 through various activities. The first ceremony commemorating Atatürk took place with the participation of staff members and students at EMU Atatürk Monument at 8:45 a.m. on 10 November 2015. Following the national songs and Atatürk’s 10th Year Speech, a wreath was laid on Atatürk’s monument by Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam. At 09:05, a moment of silence followed by the National Anthem took place. Then, the ceremony continued with EMU Atatürk Application and Research Center chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Cicioğlu’s 10th of November Declaration about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

In his address, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Cicioğlu commemorated Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on the 77th anniversary of his passing and stated that the great Turkish leader will live forever with his principles and revolutions.

Following Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Cicioğlu’s address, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam delivered a speech and stated that the Turkish Nation miss Mustafa Kemal Atatürk more every passing day. Prof. Dr. Osam also added that it is due to Atatürk that we live in an independent country. Prof. Dr. Osam also highlighted the distinct meaning of each principle of Atatürk. All Vice Rectors, academic and administrative staff members and a crowded group of students attended the ceremony.

On the same day at 10:30 a.m., a panel took place at EMU Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall. During the panel, EMU Atatürk Application and Research Center chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Cicioğlu delivered a speech entitled “Memories from Atatürk” and EMU Atatürk Application and Research Center member and academic staff member Prof. Dr. Turgut Turhan talked about “Atatürk as a Transformative Leader”. Following the aforesaid speakers, Dr. Turgay Bülent Göktürk delivered a speech entitled “Atatürk in Press in November 1938” and EMU Atatürk Ideology Club chair Çağatay Kır spoke about “Atatürk and Youth”. At the end of the panel, a documentary screening took place. 

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