107th anniversary of Dardanelles Victory was celebrated with the power of art at Near East University

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Added On: 21 March 2022, Monday, 19:53
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107th anniversary of Dardanelles Victory was celebrated with the power of art at Near East University

Near East University Turkish Language Teaching and Turkish Language and Literature departments organized a commemoration program for the martyrs on the 107th anniversary of the Dardanelles Victory. In the event held at the Near East University Grand Library, where the Dardanelles Naval Warships Collection Exhibition is also open to visitors, a poetry recital, documentary and theater screenings were held.

The 107th anniversary of the Dardanelles Victory was celebrated with a ceremony held at the Near East University. The “18 March Dardanelles Victory and Martyrs’ Day” program, which was jointly prepared by the Near East University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Turkish Language Teaching and Turkish Language and Literature departments, was held at the Near East University Grand Library. The ceremony was hosted by Tuğçe Taş, a Turkish Language Teaching student, and a documentary screening, poetry recital and theater play were performed.

Documentary screening and poetry recital
In the event, where the participants participated by examining the “Dardanelles Naval Warships Collection Exhibition” exhibited at the Near East University Grand Library Exhibition Hall and where realistic models of 30 warships from Nusret Mine Ship to Queen Elizabeth were exhibited, a slide show about the Dardanelles Victory prepared by Mehmet Emir Yıldırım, a Turkish Language Teaching student, was shared. After the documentary about the Dardanelles Victory was screened, Turkish Language Teaching students Serayi Yıldız, Büşra Varol and Ebru Demirci recited poems about the meaning of the day.

The students’ theater play received great appreciation.
18 March Dardanelles Victory and Martyrs’ Day program ended with the theater show which was performed by Turkish Language Teaching Department students Emircan Semiz, Mustafa Yıldırım, Osman Taş, Hasan Tekmenuray, Alişan Ötkun, Abdulsamet Kulak, Yakup Sözeri, Serhat Kılıç, Fatma Çapur, Merve Capan, Ayşenur Köleoğlu, Emine Timur, Arda Topaloğlu and Mustafa Cihat and Turkish Language and Literature Department student İrem Tucel.

Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul: “With the Dardanelles Victory, the fate of a country was drawn by the people living in that country.”
Near East University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul started his speech by pointing out the meaning and importance of the day and emphasizing the vital importance of the Dardanelles Victory for the Turkish nation. Prof. Dr. Ali Özkul said, “Our martyrs, who laid down their lives on the Dardanelles front, which had a special place in the First World War, changed the course of history by rising a true epic.” Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul said, “With the Dardanelles Victory, the fate of a country was drawn by the people living in that country. It is extremely important to convey this epic to future generations with the same enthusiasm.”