Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has already started preparations to celebrate the centennial of the Republic with events worthy of its name, is taking a historic step and a competition is being held for the 29th Anniversary Anthem to be performed on October 2023, 100. Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer“We want to crown the year 2023, when we will fill the first century of the Republic of Turkey, which the great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk said 'will stand forever', with an immortal work. I believe that all of Turkey will sing the 100th Anniversary Anthem, which we will determine with the competition, with pride and enthusiasm.”
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is putting its signature under a very special event for the year 2023, when the centennial of the Republic of Turkey will be celebrated. Aiming to make this important date, which our Republic will leave behind a century, unforgettable, Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor Tunç SoyerAt the request of , he took action to compose a special march for the centenary. “100th anniversary with a prize of 100 thousand liras”, which will be held on a national scale. The conditions of participation and the members of the jury of the "Anthem of the Year Song and Composition Contest" will be announced in the coming days.
We will sing our anthem shoulder to shoulder in the squares
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerStating that they are already in great excitement for the centennial celebrations of the Republic, he said:
"The great leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk 'payidar will remain forever' as well as the Republic of Turkey in 2023 completed its first century, we would like to crown an immortal works. I believe that the competition will determine the entire 100th Anniversary Anthem Turkey will proudly and enthusiastically. We wish to write and compose an anthem that will tell young generations in the most enthusiastic and plain way the fire of independence burned by our ancestor, the spirit of national solidarity in the War of Independence, the achievements of the Republic, revolutions and enlightenment, which we will sing with pride. The days when we will overcome these difficult days, meet together again in the squares and celebrate our national holidays shoulder to shoulder are near. "
President Soyer stated that the Republic carries more than just a symbolic phenomenon celebrating its founding anniversaries and said, “Republic is not just the name of a regime, it is a nation's struggle for existence, the resurrection of the Anatolian people. It is an effort to build a self-sufficient, honorable state. It is the name of a revolution that lifts the classes, promotes the concept of citizenship, and offers equal opportunities to every individual in the country. As we carry this honorable heritage to the second century, we have to explain its value to future generations. Productions in the field of culture and art are of great importance in this sense. "I wish our anthem, which will be composed in the centenary, will not fall out of language for at least a hundred years."