The Day of National Struggle was celebrated with great enthusiasm
15th May - The Day of National Struggle was celebrated with various activities. Mayor Zolan: 'Our children should know the value of our homeland, should know how our ancestors fought and protected this country in defiance of life.’
The march started from Kayalık Mosque and was continued to Bayramyeri Square, where Mufti Ahmet Hulusi Efendi started a liberation spark 93 years ago. Members of protocol and many citizens participated in the cortege.
Celebration program began with placing the wreath to Ataturk Monument. Denizli Governor Abdülkadir Demir, Mayor Osman Zolan, İsmail Alkan Chief Prosecutor, Fuat Güney Province Gendarmerie Commander Colonel General Staff, Pamukkale University Rector Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Bağcı, assistants governor, directors of departments, representatives of Political Parties and NGO's, a lot of students and citizens participated to the program.
Governor Abdülkadir Demir placed wreaths at Ataturk Monument. Then Governor signed the Honor Book.
Celebration program started from Kayalık Mosque and was continued to Bayramyeri Square. Within activities Denizli Municipality PAHOY Folk Dances Group performed folk dances at Bayramyeri Square. Later, winner of 'National Struggle in Denizli and Müftü Ahmet Hulusi' contest, organized by Provincial Directorate of Education, read his composition.
Mayor Zolan gave information about national struggle in Denizli. ‘Denizli people resisted in the name of the national dignity, freedom and independence. Denizli's citizens participated in National Struggle 4 hours later after occupation of İzmir by enemies. We celebrate National Struggle Day because our children should know and appreciate our country and ancestors.’
Abdulkadir Demir stated that that patriotism is the first quality of Denizli's people. This struggle was all over the Turkey. Every city has own hero. Denizli has won this sturggle. The enemy came to Denizli Sarayköy district but by the result of resistance he couldn’t cross the bridge and enter Denizli.
After speeches, winners of 'National Struggle in Denizli and Müftü Ahmet Hulusi' contest were awarded by members of protocol.
At the end of the ceremony Mehteran group of Denizli Municipality Conservatory has presented a performance.