Message of Rector Prof. Dr. Fahrettin GÖKTAŞ on August 30 Victory Day
We are proud and happy to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Great Victory, in which the War of Independence, one of the most important turning points in our history, turned into a victory thanks to the epic struggle of our beloved nation and our glorious army. The victory of August 30, in which the Turkish nation declared its sovereignty unconditionally to the whole world and crowned its struggle with a final victory, is one of the most important turning points in our glorious history.
With the words of Great Leader Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, "Either Independence or Death", a magnificent victory was gained on 30 August together by our heroic army. The Turkish Nation has proven the greatness of patriotism to the whole world with its fair and honorable struggle, and has guided many nations who want to live independently.
With these feelings and thoughts, we celebrate the August 30 Victory Day of our Nation and our Glorious Army, and commemorate especially the founder of our Republic, Veteran Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, his comrades in arms, the heroes of the War of Independence, and our martyrs who sacrificed their lives for their homeland with mercy and gratitude and our veterans who are still alive with respect and gratitude.