Izmir, Turkey – The Great and Noble Turkish Nation is proudly commemorating the decisive victory in the Battle of Dumlupınar, the last battle in the Greco-Turkish War, the army of the noble Turkish nation, whose defense line (of the Greek Army), which is called impenetrable in six months, passed in 15 hours, on 30 August 1922.

Following the battle, the Greek presence in Anatolia (Asia Minor) ended. The remnants of the defeated Greek Army was poured into the Islands Sea in İzmir on the morning of 9 September 1992.

On May 15 1919 with the great dream “Megalo Idea”, aiming to establish the Byzantine, the arrogant Greek Army commenced occupying Izmir, Anatolia (Asia Minor) with the support of the British, however, the final decisive blow to the Greek army began in Dumlupınar on August 26, 1922 with the Battle of destruction of Greeks, and ended on September 9, 1922, when the remnants of the Greek army poured into the sea in Izmir.

Noble Turkish Nation is not a society with an army, but a nation that is itself an army. It is a futile effort that unwary and traitors who are not aware of this truth insistently try to separate Turkish Army from Noble Turkish Nation.

Milestones of the national war of independence:

-19 May 1919: Mustafa Kemal went to Samsun to start the War of Independence.

-23 April 1920: The Grand National Assembly was opened in Ankara.

-30 August 1922: The Greek army, which invaded Western Anatolia, was dealt a great blow, victory was won.

-29 October 1923: The Republic was proclaimed.

The Declaration of Victory published by the Commander-in-Chief Marshal Mustafa Kemal on 13 September 1922:

“Great and Noble Turkish Nation

Our armies saved Izmir on the morning of 9 September and our Bursa on the evening of 9 September. The Mediterranean is rippling with the triumphal melodies of our soldiers …

Army commanders and command delegations who dare to come to the battlefields of an arrogant enemy attempting to the Asian Empire have been prisoners of the TGNA Government for days.

Nation armies destroyed a great enemy army within fourteen days …

The great victory is exclusively your creation. Because the nation had no relations with the delegations that handed over our Izmir to the enemy, which was almost satisfied as a result of the policy of passion. The Greek forces that invaded our Bursa, on the other hand, succeeded only by unity with the military organization of the Empire and by uniting the movement …

While I congratulate the Great and Noble Turkish Nation on the victory of Anatolia, I also present the salutes of the armies from Izmir, Bursa and the Mediterranean horizons. “

August 30, 2020 Anitkabir (Mausoleum) ceremony

“Turkey will not bow to the language of threats, intimidation and blackmail, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean, and will continue to defend its rights arising from international law and bilateral agreements,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who signed the Anitkabir (Mausoleum) special notebook.

“Turkey will not bow to the language of threats, intimidation and blackmail, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean, and will continue to defend its rights arising from international law and bilateral agreements,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who signed the special ledger.

“On the 98th anniversary of the Great Victory, the herald of our independence, we once again remember our holy martyrs with mercy. We are working to glorify and strengthen the Republic of Turkey, which is your trust in us, and to move it above the level of contemporary civilizations.

We are determined to enter 2023, which will mark the 100th anniversary of our republic, as a stronger, more independent, more prosperous country in economic, military, political and diplomatic terms.

The critical achievements we have achieved in different areas, from Syria to Libya, from the Black Sea to the Eastern Mediterranean, from energy to the fight against terrorism, are the clearest indication of our will to protect the rights and interests of our country. Turkey will not bow to the language of threats, intimidation and blackmail, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean, and will continue to defend its rights arising from international law and bilateral agreements. Bless your soul.”