📩 23/09/2023 11:33
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality hosted the Yörük Turkmen Wedding, where countries from the Turkish geography and participants from 7 regions of Turkey met. The President spoke at the opening of the festival where colorful cultural events were organized. Tunç Soyer"I hug tightly our brothers and sisters who make Izmir Izmir, and embrace each of them," he said.
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, Çepni Associations Federation and Erdebil Horasan Alevi Ocakları Science Culture Research and Education Foundation opened the Yörük Turkmen Toy, organized with the slogan "The Turkic World Meets in Izmir on the 100th Anniversary of our Republic". Chairman of the event held at Âşık Veysel Recreation Area, hosted by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Tunç Soyer and his wife Neptün Soyer, as well as former Republican People's Party MPs Kamil Okyay Sındır and Kani Beko, İzmir City Council President Nilay Kökkılınç, presidents of Yoruk and Turkmen associations from 7 regions of Turkey, from Azerbaijan to East Turkestan, from Cyprus. Representatives of countries in the Turkish geography, representatives of non-governmental organizations, headmen and many citizens attended Gagauzia.
In the Yörük Turkmen Festival, which will continue until September 24, folk dances, artists, poets and writers from every region and country will bring together many cultural and artistic events with the people of Izmir.
The official opening ceremony of the event started with the performance of the Eurasian Press and Publication Union Women's Folk Dance Team. After the colorful dance show, Dombra and the Kazakh team gave the audience enjoyable moments with their performance on stage.
“We hold tightly to our brothers who made Izmir Izmir”
The President made the opening speech of the meeting Tunç Soyer“This ancient heritage of ours, born in Turkestan and harvested in Anatolia, has been the guarantee of courage and freedom in these lands for a thousand years. Spreading over such a wide geography, we are a nation that manages to keep our differences alive in harmony as well as our similarities. We see this spirit in Pir Sultan Abdal, Hacı Bektaşi Veli and Pir-i Türkistan. That's why Turkish culture is one of the best examples of unity in diversity and diversity in unity. Our great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk says, 'Go and look at the Taurus Mountains, if you see a single Yoruk tent there and there is smoke in that tent, know very well that no power or force in this world can ever defeat us.' How happy are we? The Yoruk spirit within us continues to patrol every inch of this country. And we are working hard to ensure that this spirit does not fade away. Our Yoruk and Turkmen brothers live in almost all districts and neighborhoods of our city. "We hug tightly our brothers and sisters who make Izmir Izmir and embrace each of them," he said.
“Keep people alive so that the state can live”
Mayor Soyer said, “Today, we need Yoruk and Turkmen culture more than ever. Because this is the only way to keep our Republic, which we founded 100 years ago, alive. That's why our meeting, which we held a few days before the second century of our Republic, has a great meaning. You, who founded the Yoruk Turkmen Culture in Izmir, are proof that sovereignty belongs unconditionally to our nation and will always remain so. "I once again welcome you to the entire Turkish world coming together in Izmir, which is equipped with the virtues of the Republic," he said.
“It will create a common vision”
Izmir City Council President Nilay Kökkılınç said, “The Izmir Meeting of the Turkish World serves the purpose of strengthening historical, cultural and linguistic ties in different geographies, encouraging cooperation and creating a common vision for the future. We know how important it is for the Turkish world to exchange views and share on different topics through interviews and speeches on different topics during this event. This event; It is extremely valuable because it brings together people from different regions of the Turkish world in terms of cultural exchange and cooperation, encourages cultural exchange and cooperation, and provides stronger solidarity between these communities that share common history, language and traditions. "On the one hand, it will serve the purpose of preserving and popularizing the language, on the other hand, it will pave the way for some sharing aimed at encouraging education and cultural interaction, and will have direct and indirect effects on the development of political dialogue, which will enable the exploration of areas of cooperation between business world representatives and entrepreneurs by creating cooperation opportunities." spoke.
“We are holding this meeting with the inspiration we receive from Atatürk”
Muhammed Arif Genç, Chairman of the Chepni Associations Federation, started his speech by talking about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's words and Turkish research. Genç said, “He is the greatest Turk, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. "We are holding this meeting today, on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, with the inspiration we received from Atatürk," he said.
Ali Aker, Chairman of Erdebil Horasan Alevi Hearths Foundation, said, “The whole Turkish world will be united in Izmir this week. Greetings to all the Turks of the world, wherever there are Turks in the world. "In its 100th year, the Republic of Turkey will remain forever and we will protect it," he said.
Ramazan Kubat, Chairman of the Re-Kuvayi Milliye Association, said: “Today, we are going through the most difficult period in our history. We are being invaded, our values slowly being destroyed, and we are being sold to foreigners. But we will not remain silent. Today, we will follow the path of our Ancestors, just like 100 years ago. "Just as we did not kneel 100 years ago, we will not kneel today either," he said.