We respectfully commemorate Mehmet Akif Ersoy
Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Osman Zolan issued a commemoration message on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Mehmet Akif Ersoy's death. Mayor Zolan said: ''Mehmet Akif Ersoy, is our National Poat who wrote our National Anthem. With every letter he wrote, he was the interpreter of our Turkish nation's feelings. He gave hope and morale to our glorious army. "
Stating that Mehmet Akif Ersoy's poems, writings, and ideas gave morale, courage, and hope to our Turkish nation, Mayor Zolan said that our national poet was an exemplary personality. Mayor Zolan said: ''Putting on paper the spirit and the sense of our Independence Struggle, writing our National Anthem, Mehmet Akif Ersoy will always be an unforgettable national value. Mehmet Akif Ersoy, one of the eternal values of the Turkish nation, will continue to be the light for our next generations. ''
Mayor Zolan continued as follows: ''There is no doubt that the national poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy is one of the greatest poets raised in Turkish history. He served this nation not only with his literary direction but also as a statesman. By always defending the rights and standing straight behind his decision he was an example to everyone in the attitude he exhibited. Mehmet Akif Ersoy was the greatest advocate of knowledge, literature, national and Islamic values. Even today, lighting our way with his works, Mehmet Akif Ersoy was not only a poet of Turkish literature but also accepted by the world literature. ''
Stating that ''Safahat'', one of the largest works of Mehmet Akif Ersoy, must be transmitted to our future generations, Mayor Zolan said: ''Mehmet Akif Ersoy was also the voice of our future generations. The works and ideas he left behind are among our most precious heritage. ''
Emphasizing that Mehmet Akif Eroy has a unique place in the memory and the heart of the Turkish nation, Mayor Zolan said: "I would like to commemorate with respect and gratitude the 80th year of going to the eternity of our National Poet. I wish Allah have mercy on him. ''