The “War of Independence Exhibition,” consisting of particular works that witnessed Turkey’s nationwide wrestle and the institution of the Turkish republic, opened on the Presidential Library on Oct. 29, Republic Day, beneath the auspices of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Designed with the slogan “Sovereignty belongs to the nation,” the exhibition will stay open for two months.
Detailing points of the War of Independence, which began in 1919 when revolutionary statesman Mustafa Kemal Atatürk started constructing a military to battle invading forces, the nation’s tradition, each day life, navy in addition to political and diplomatic dimensions are introduced via 100 objects and paperwork. It will convey to mild necessary historic information of the battle, which was received consequently of nice heroism, for the primary time.
The exhibition will show for the primary time the primary flag and banner raised over the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) constructing on the day of its basis day on April 23, 1920; the primary official doc of the proclamation of the republic; the flag which was within the palms of the vanguard forces throughout the Aug. 1922 Great Offensive – the biggest and closing navy operation of the War of Independence – and bearing names of the cities and cities that have been liberated from the occupation; the battle plan that was drawn throughout the Great Offensive; the gun and sword of Sütçü Imam, one of the heroes of the War of Independence; the cotton yashmak and harem pants belonging to Satı Kadın, an necessary heroine of the War of Independence; and the pens with which the treaties of Alexandropol (Gyumri), Kars and Moscow have been signed with the Soviet Union to stabilize the Eastern Front.
Besides, the doc of the Armistice of Mudros, the decree that appointed Mustafa Kemal Pasha because the ninth military inspector, Atatürk’s briefcase, navy uniforms, selections of the Erzurum and Sivas Congresses, paperwork of Misak-ı Milli (the National Pact, a set of six selections made by the final time period of the Ottoman Parliament), paperwork – to the Treaty of Sevres, a harsh peace settlement foreseeing the full dismantling of the Ottoman state, in addition to the Treaty of Lausanne which marked the top of the War of Independence may even be on show throughout the exhibition.
The present was launched with a gap ceremony with the participation of Erdoğan on the event of the 97th anniversary of Turkey’s Republic Day, which celebrates Oct. 29, 1923, when the TBMM amended the structure to alter the system of authorities to a republic. The day concluded the four-year War of Independence, which was waged in opposition to a number of international locations, together with World War I Allies Great Britain, France, Italy and Greece. Following the proclamation of the Turkish republic, Parliament then voted unanimously to make Atatürk the nation’s first president. Since then, Oct. 29 has been celebrated as Republic Day yearly throughout the nation.
The exhibition on the Seljuk Museum and Exhibition Hall of the Presidential Library was ready via contributions from the Culture and Tourism Ministry General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums, the TBMM, the Ministry of National Defense (MSB), the General Directorate of State Archives, the Presidential Atatürk Museum Pavilion, Ankara University, the Ismet Inönü Foundation in addition to with objects from personal archives and collections.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Presidential National Library Department head Ayhan Tuğlu mentioned that the exhibition was ready collectively with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism per the directions of President Erdoğan.
Explaining that residents can go to the exhibition beginning on Oct. 30 by obeying the principles of mask-wearing, social distancing and hygiene, he mentioned: “More than 100 unique works from completely different museums are included on this exhibit. There are additionally works from personal household museums, the Ismet Inönü Foundation and the Celal Bayar Foundation. There are additionally paperwork and objects that shall be exhibited for the primary time in our exhibition.”