War of Liberation


Centenary of Atatürk’s landing on Samsun marked across Turkey

(Originally published in Hürriyet Daily News) Turkish people celebrated the Commemoration of Atatürk and Youth and Sports Day on May 19, marking the centenary of the starting point of the Turkish War of Independence and the emergence of modern Turkey....
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Rebirth of Turkish nation featured at opera premiere

(Originally published in Daily Sabah) May 19, 1919, the day when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, and his comrades in arms arrived in Samsun to start the War of Independence, will be remembered and celebrated forever as one...
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