Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, who attended the memorial ceremony at the Mausoleum of Zübeyde Hanım on the occasion of Mother's Day, said, “We bow before each of our mothers with love, respect and gratitude. We feel the bitterness of the mothers who lost their children and the children who lost their mothers. “As a municipality, we work with the compassion of a mother to embrace all our citizens”.
On Mother's Day, the mother of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was commemorated at her grave. At the ceremony attended by Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer and his wife Neptün Soyer, district mayors and their wives, Zübeyde Hanım's Mausoleum was placed with flowers and the Turkish National Anthem was sung and a minute's silence was made. Speaking at the ceremony held in consideration of social distance rules, Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “We bow before each of our mothers with love, respect and gratitude. We feel the bitterness of the mothers who lost their children and the children who lost their mothers. When I started my presidency, I said 'If the state is the father, the municipality is the mother'. We wanted the municipality to act as an institution that undertakes all the virtues of maternity. We wanted him to show affection and embrace his citizens without separating them. We will continue to fulfill this mission, ”he said.
Izmir is a privileged city
Stating that they have a privileged city since the eternal resting place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's mother Zübeyde Hanım is in İzmir, Mayor Soyer completed his speech as follows:
“'A mother changes the world' especially if that mother is the mother of Mustafa Kemal… We commemorate Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in love with respect, love, gratitude and mercy who worked so hard to save and establish this country. I congratulate all of you on the Mother's Day once again with the words of Nazım Hikmet, "the man who has been a man for mothers, the enlightenment goes before us.
Brigade: "We remember with loyalty, gratitude and respect"
Karşıyaka Mayor Cemil Tugay, on the other hand, said that gathering around Zübeyde Hanım on Mother's Day Karşıyaka He stated that organizing the “Respect for Mother Father” run for 31 years as a tradition has a meaning far beyond an ordinary and routine event. On the basis of this meaning, to a woman who proved the saying 'a mother can change the world' by presenting a great revolutionary to her nation and humanity; Expressing their respect, loyalty and gratitude to İzmir, which follows in their footsteps, Tugay said, “The modern, democratic, secular and human rights values of the Republic of Turkey, also known as the 'Women's Revolution', which brings us together here every year, are stubbornly our defense will and stance. Without seeing and internalizing these, it is impossible to understand why we defend our insistence on human rights, modernity, secularism, full and unconditional equality, democracy, for example women's rights and the Istanbul Convention, ”he said. Brigade stated that they will make every neighborhood, street and corner of İzmir more beautiful and livable together with women, and that they will be an example and hope for the country in this sense.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer and his wife Neptün Soyer together with İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu and his wife Müyesser Özuslu, CHP Çiğli District Chair Mert Özcan, Karşıyaka Mayor Cemil Tugay and Öznur Tugay, Çiğli Mayor Utku Gümrükçü and his mother Nilgün Gümrükçü, Karabağlar Mayor Muhittin Selvitopu and his wife Fügen Selvitopu, Güzelbahçe Mayor Mustafa İnce and his wife Nilüfer İnce, Gaziemir Mayor Halil Arda and his wife Deniz Arda, Kemalpaşa Municipality Mayor Rıdvan Karakayalı and his wife Lütfiye Karakayalı, Seferihisar Mayor İsmail Adult and his wife Fatma Adult, Tire Mayor Salih Atakan Duran and his wife Necibe Duran, Konak Deputy Mayor Mehmet Yunak and Konak Municipality Council member Sıla İlge Akkaş, Dikili Mayor Adil Kırgöz and his wife Nesrin Kırgöz and Torbalı Mayor Mithat Tekin attended.