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Heroes of the National Struggle were commemorated

Denizli Metropolitan Municipality organized a program in memory of those who participated in the independence struggle in Acıpayam and its region within the scope of the 100th Anniversary of the National Struggle.
11.03.2020
 Within the scope of the 100th Anniversary of the National Struggle events, Denizli Metropolitan Municipality organized a series of events called "Acıpayam National Struggle Program in its 100th Year" in cooperation with the Turkish Quarries Denizli Branch. Acıpayam District Governor Ali Şanlıer, Serinhisar District Governor Oğuz Şenlik, Acıpayam Municipality Mayor Hulusi Şevkan, Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary-General Mustafa Gökoğlan, Head of Culture and Social Affairs Department Hüdaverdi Otaklı, Hasan Erbil, former Chief Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Appeals, Turkish Quarries Denizli Branch President Turgut Tok, guests and many citizens attended the program. The graves of Mufti Hasan Hilmi Tokcan and Baha Akşit were visited within the scope of the program that started with the show of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Mehteran Team in Yatağan Square. Later, the program continued with the exhibition of weapons and equipment used in the National Struggle period, in Yatağan Square.
 
National Struggle spread to districts
 
In the panel held by Turgut Tok, Professor Dr at Acıpayam Talip Özkan Cultural Center, Prof. Dr Avni İlhan, Prof. Dr Ercan Haytaoğlu and Işık Şenel participated as speakers. Here, they talked about what happened in Acıpayam and its region during the National Struggle. Professor Dr Turgut Tok pointed out that the National Struggle fight, started by Mufti Ahmet Hulusi Efendi in Denizli on May 15, 1919, spread to all the districts of Denizli. Tok said, ''On May 16, in Acıpayam and Tavas districts rallies were held protesting against the occupation, on May 17, in Çivril, Çal, Buldan and Sarayköy. ''
 
''We will continue to tell our future generations''
 
Stating that such activities are very important, Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary-General Mustafa Gökoğlan stated that they would continue to tell about the National Struggle period to the next generations in the clearest way. Gökoğlan said, ''Under the leadership of our patriotic ancestors, such as Mufti Ahmet Hulusi Efendi and Mufti Hasan Hilmi Tokcan, our people fought for these lands. Today, we have to tell our youth about our ancestry and our glorious history. ''