10 Nov 2023
We Commemorated Atatürk on the 85th Anniversary of His Passing
The commemoration ceremony organized by ITU for the 85th anniversary of the passing of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic, was held at ITU Ayazağa Campus Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
The 85th anniversary of the passing of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic, was commemorated with a ceremony held at ITU Ayazağa Campus, Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center. After the moment of silence accompanied by the siren sound at 9.05, the National Anthem was sung.
“We are aware of the historical mission we have undertaken since the establishment of the Republic”
After the cinevision screening of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s historical speech in the tenth year of our Republic, our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu made the following remarks in his opening speech of the commemoration program:
“Today, we are aware that the path to political and economic independence passes through qualified education, R&D, technology, and domestic and national production. As the ITU Family, under the guidance of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic, we do our best to fulfill our responsibilities by always considering the needs of our country.”
Atatürk’s military achievements and educational life
There were emotional moments during the commemoration program’s invited speaker, ITU Faculty of Arts and Sciences faculty member Dr. Sait Kofoğlu’s speech, which included many details about Atatürk’s educational life, personal life, military achievements and his interest in culture, art and Turkish history. After the speech, Istanbul Technical University TMSC faculty member Dr. Erhan Uslu performed a Turkish Folk Music concert.
ITU 39th Atatürk Commemoration Run
At the end of the program, Atatürk Commemoration Run, held every year to commemorate November 10, took place. For the commemoration run organized for the 39th time this year, the participants started in front of the Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center and followed the designated running route within the campus.