The 40th year of pride

Denizli Metropolitan Municipality organized the Commemoration Program of the 40th Anniversary of Cyprus Peace Operation. Members of the Protocol and invitees accompanied the heroic anthem with the Turkish flag.

Commemoration Program of the 40th Anniversary of Cyprus Peace Operation was organized by Denizli Metropolitan Municipality at the Culture and Congress Center of Pamukkale University (PAÜ). Denizli Governor Sükrü Kocatepe and his wife Sultan Kocatepe, Mayor of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Osmna Zolan and his wife Berrin Zolan, Garrison Commander Brigadier General Erhan Uzun, Turkey Combatant Veterans Association President Şükrü Tandoğan, veterans, relatives of martyrs, guests and many citizens attended the program starting with a War Photographs Exhibition. Stating that they participated in the Cyprus Peace Operation to put an end to genocide 40 years ago, the War Veterans Association Denizli Branch President Hamdi Helvacılar said: ''This country was not built easily. We paid a lot to be here, today, together. This amount has been paid since the liberation war, "he said. Turkey Combatant Veterans Association President Şükrü Tandoğan said: ''I greet with respect, love and pride the heroes of that day, the heroes who participated in the war from Denizli. We are very happy to organize such an important event today, to mark the anniversary of 40 years of Cyprus Peace Operation. We wanted to remember and respect the families of martyrs and veterans. I would like to thank very much the Mayor of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Osman Zolan who made this event possible, ''he said.

 
We'll protect our homeland


Stating that he feel a different emotion and pride this evening, Mayor of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Osman Zolan said: ''It happened 40 years ago; Our veterans lefte everything behind, their families, friends and lives to fight to protect their flag, their motherland, for peace in Cyprus. Many people became martyrs there. I wish Allah have mercy on our martyrs and rest them in peace. And Allah bless our veterans as well, "he said. Stating that Turkey will be over the contemporary civilization level in 2023,
Mayor Zolan, spoke as follows: ''We'll protect our values, our flag, our homeland. Because their prize was paid on battlefields. Was paid with the blood of martyrs. We will live knowing the value of our homeland. We'll give hand to hand to never forget and to protect our flag, our homeland.


They accompanied the heroic anthem with the Turkish flag


After the speeches, Denizli Metropolitan Municipal Conservatory choir and artists sang beautiful songs. During the commemoration program, members of the Protocol and invitees accompanied the heroic anthem with the Turkish flag.