08 August Wednesday

Mayor Uysal: “Istanbul has a Responsibility for Remembering Malazgirt"

The press meeting for the "Commemoration Ceremony of 94th Anniversary of Malazgirt Victory" was held on 26 August, in Malazgirt district of Muş, under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey. At the press conference, Mevlüt Uysal stated "Istanbul has a major responsibility to remember Malazgirt. If it were not for Malazgirt as the starting point, we would not have achieved 1453. If it were not for Malazgirt, we would not have this country today".

Mevlüt Uysal, Mayor of Istanbul, Bilal Erdoğan, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Archers Foundation, Haydar Ali Yıldız, Chairman of the Archers Foundation, Aziz Yıldırım, Governor of Muş, Harun Karacan, Deputy Chairman of AK Party, and Mehmet Emin Simsek, Muş Deputy of AK Party attended the publicity meeting of the celebrations to be organized with the support of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM).

“AN IMPORTANT EVENT, NOT ONLY FOR MUŞ, BUT TURKEY”

Speaking at the meeting, the Mayor Uysal expressed that the Malazgirt Victory in 1071, was the starting point that opened the Gates of Anatolia for Turks. Underlining the great support they provided for the commemoration ceremony, Mayor Uysal said "while the Archers Foundation was organizing this event last year, the district of Başakşehir, where I was serving as the Mayor, and the district of Malazgirt were sister districts. I would like to thank those who brought the Malazgirt Victory to the agenda of our country. We support the organization as İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality. It is an important event, not only for Muş, but Turkey”.

Stating that the events to be held this year will be more comprehensive than last year, Mevlüt Uysal said "Malazgirt is the starting point of this nation, and the entrance to Anatolia. We will be here every year. The important thing here is for people living in İstanbul to remember that there was 1071 before 1453. İstanbul has a major responsibility for the memory of Malazgirt 1017. If it were not for Malazgirt as the starting point, we would not have achieved 1453. If it were not for Malazgirt, we would not have this country today ".

BİLAL ERDOĞAN: “WE WILL SHOUT OUT OUR SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY TO THE WORLD”

Bilal Erdoğan, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Archers Foundation stated that they will shout out the solidarity of Turkey to the world again, in Malazgirt, on 26 August. Erdogan said "while Malazgirt was washed with the blood of martyrs, Turks, Kurds, Arabs and the ummah were together at the front. The land of Anatolia was therefore the homeland of the Islamic ummah. The conception of our President ‘one nation, one flag, one homeland, one state’, is based on the spirit that existed a thousand years ago.”

CHAIRMAN OF THE ARCHERS FOUNDATION YILDIZ: ‘‘THEY WILL NOT BRING THIS NATION TO ITS KNEE’’

“August is the month of victory for our people. It started in Ahlat; Sultan Alparslan left Anatolia to us as the motherland with the greatest victory that the world witnessed in Malazgirt” said Yıldız, Chairman of The Archers Foundation, adding that they will find a national consciousness all together in the of Victory of Malazgirt, as the grandchildren of Alparslan.

 

 

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