Within the framework of Mayor Soyer's vision of transforming İzmir into a city of culture and arts, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality carried the Istiklal Exhibition, the most comprehensive exhibition on the National Struggle, to İzmir with the cooperation of İşbank and İş Sanat. The Independence Exhibition, which describes the struggle of the Turkish nation with nearly a thousand documents, photographs, films and objects, will be opened at the Kulturpark Atlas Pavilion on the 30th of August Victory Day with the title of "Independence Exhibition Towards the 100th Anniversary of the Great Victory". The people of Izmir will be able to visit the exhibition, which will remain open for a year, free of charge.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality celebrates the August 30 Victory Day with a series of events in the city. The Independence Exhibition, which describes the struggle of the Turkish nation with nearly a thousand documents, photographs, films and objects, will be opened at 30 at Kültürpark Atlas Pavilion on August 18.00 Victory Day with the cooperation of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, İşbank and İş Sanat. The Independence Exhibition will be further enriched in İzmir with the title of “Independence Exhibition Towards the 100th Anniversary of the Great Victory”. The exhibition, which will remain open until September 9, 2022, can be visited free of charge between 11.00:20.30 and XNUMX:XNUMX.
The exhibition was opened by İş Sanat on the centennial of May 19, 1919, which was accepted as the starting date of the National Struggle, simultaneously at the Türkiye İş Bankası Museum in Istanbul and the Economic Independence Museum in Ankara. It attracted a great deal of attention by reaching thousands of visitors.
Visitors will embark on a journey through a century of history
The exhibition, which was also awarded the PRIDA in the Reputation Management category and the Golden Compass in the Corporate Social Responsibility-Culture and Art category in 2020, once again honors the founder of the Turkish Republic, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, his comrades in arms, and the Anatolian people, the unsung heroes of the National Struggle. and prepared to commemorate with gratitude. In the exhibition, which describes all the dimensions of the nation's struggle for independence through nearly a thousand original documents, photographs, films and objects, the exhibition includes Ten Years' War, Armistice and Occupation, Resistance and National Forces, Regular Army and Surface Defense, Law and Attack, Independence and the Republic. There are six sections.
The exhibition was expanded for Izmir
While preparing for İzmir, the exhibition was enriched with additions that underline the city's place and importance in the National Struggle and reached its widest form ever. With the support of local sources and collectors, an introductory section emphasizing the importance of İzmir at the turn of the century was added. New elements about the liberation of Izmir were added to the exhibition, which consists of 6 sections.
The most comprehensive exhibition on the National Struggle
The exhibition, which was prepared by making use of many domestic and foreign archives and collections, includes military objects, diaries, notes, maps prepared during the war, and written documents such as the front orders of the command echelons, as well as many photographs and video footage. Texts are supported by screens and projections. The exhibition, which broke the daily visitor record by hosting 29 thousand 2019 people in Istanbul on October 10, 919, is expected to leave important traces in the memory of the people of Izmir. The exhibition can also be visited online at issanat.com.tr.