Zübeyde Hanım, mother of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, was born in İzmir on the 99th anniversary of her death. KarşıyakaHe was commemorated at the head of his grave in . President Tunç Soyer shared on social media, “Imagine such a mother that the child she raised would rewrite the destiny of a nation. On the 99th anniversary of her death, I commemorate Ms. Zübeyde with respect and love.”
For Zübeyde Hanım, the mother of the Great Leader Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, who passed away on January 14, 1923. KarşıyakaA commemoration ceremony was held at his grave in . Mustafa Özuslu, Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, attended the ceremony. Karşıyaka Mayor Cemil Tugay, Karşıyaka District Governor Ali Rıza Çalışır, representatives of political parties, non-governmental organizations, associations and many citizens attended.
The Turkish Mothers Association started the ceremony with a wreath presentation. Karşıyaka Branch Head Feyza Işıklı stated that she commemorated Ms. Zübeyde with respect and said, “The effort of Ms. Zübeyde, who raised a child like Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who was kneaded with the love of humanity and homeland, and gave us as a gift, is an example.”
“Remembering Ms. Zübeyde means preserving the values of the Republic”
Turkish Women's Union Karşıyaka Branch President Mehpare Özkaba said, “To commemorate Zübeyde Hanım today means to understand and protect the Republic and its values, its architect, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the mother who gave birth to her, and all mothers, regardless of the circumstances. Sleep peacefully in the lights, our precious mother. The oath our ancestor took at your grave is still the deepest trust in our hearts, as a debt of conscience and honor for us, your grandchildren."
“A great legacy”
Karşıyaka Mayor Cemil Tugay also said, “He came for his treatment. KarşıyakaThe honor experienced that day when he set foot on our lands in Turkey turned into a great legacy after his death and at the request of his son, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Today KarşıyakaThe inspiration and courage it receives from this great heritage has a great share in the contemporary, modern identity of , which is kneaded with the values of the Republic of Turkey. While we live in 2022 as the liberation of Izmir and 2023 as the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey, we will certainly not forget that Zübeyde Hanım made the world memorize the phrase 'A mother can change the world'”.
Zübeyde Hanım Primary school student Defne Yavuz also recited the poem “Mustafa Kemal's Life”. The ceremony ended with the carnations left on the grave of Ms. Zübeyde.
Commemoration of Ms. Zübeyde from President Soyer
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer shared on social media, “Imagine such a mother that the child she raised would rewrite the destiny of a nation. On the 99th anniversary of her death, I commemorate Ms. Zübeyde with respect and love.”