President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke during the program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sakarya’s victory in Ankara Polatlı.
The titles of Erdogan’s statements are as follows:
“These victories won in the most critical phase of the national struggle prevented the enemy attack which threatened the capital. Our heroic army announced the good news of the Great Offensive which would lead to independence by saying “stop” to the enemy in this region.
” LIKE MALAZGIRT, LIKE THE CONQUEST OF ISTANBUL, ONE OF THE IMPORTANT SHEETS OF OUR WORLD HISTORY ”
Our soldiers, who took their place at the front with the decision to protect every inch of the country to the last drop of their blood in this war, fought with the same determination until victory was certain. A year later, she was crowned with the Victory of August 30, and on September 9, the enemy was thrown into the sea. I commemorate all our martyrs with mercy and gratitude, especially Gazi Mustafa Kemal, the commander-in-chief of our independance War. The victory of Sakarya is one of the important leaves of our glorious history, just like Manzikert and the Conquest of Istanbul.
“WE SHOWED A SENTENCE”
We currently have 7 memorial cemeteries in Polatlı and Haymana, where the Battle of Sakarya took place. By declaring the region where this victory was won a historical national park, we have started a vast restoration work. The great enthusiasm for the development of the first years of the Republic gave way to a mentality of submission. We have shown the whole world that neither tutelage, nor social engineering calculations, nor terrorist organizations nor coups d’etat can resist the power of the national will. Some continue to confuse our 2023 goals with an ordinary medium to long-term development program. We have made the most ambitious scissor change in the history of the republic. There are countries that cannot even stand one of the attacks Turkey has suffered.