National Poet Ersoy was commemorated on the 76th anniversary of his death
Denizli Municipality has organized memorial program on the occasion of 76th anniversary of Mehmet Akif Ersoy.
Nihat Zeybekci Member of Parliament, Şamil Çınar and Mustafa Gökoğlan deputy mayors, many students and citizens attended the program at Çatalçeşme Theatre Room.
Assoc. Dr. Süleyman İnan Head of Department of Social Studies Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Education of Pamukkale University participated in the program as a speaker.
Şamil Çınar in his opening speech stated that Mehmet Akif Ersoy never lost his faith in liberty. He made meetings in every corner of Anatolia and informed public in order to instill the belief. National Anthem reflected all our emotions and thoughts. We have responsibility to take care of the works, which he left to the future generation.
Nihat Zeybekci: 'National Anthem means Çanakkale epic. Akif is the National Poet, poet of all of us. Akif is a homeland poet. I commemorate Great Poet with respect and gratitude.'
Assoc. Dr.Süleyman İnan stated that due to various reasons of political conjuncture, the name of poet was neglected for many years. 'In recent years, various activities are organized. Today we gathered to commemorate his death anniversary.' Süleyman İnan made a presentation about life and works of poet.
At the end of the program Şamil Çınar presented a plaque to Assoc. Dr. Süleyman İnan.