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 held for the 29th Anniversary March, which will be performed on 2023 October 100. Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, "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 100th anniversary anthem proudly and enthusiastically to the whole of Turkey, "he said.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality of the Republic of Turkey to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the foundation is undertaking a very special event for the year 2023. The Metropolitan Municipality, aiming to make this important date that our Republic will leave behind a century, unforgettable, took action to compose a special anthem for the centenary upon the request of Mayor Tunç Soyer. The “100. The conditions for participation and the jury members of the “Year Anthem, Word and Composition Contest” will be announced in the coming days.
We will sing our anthem shoulder to shoulder in the squares
İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer stated that they are already excited for the centennial celebrations of the Republic and 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."