Republic Day Parade on Campus
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) started the Republic enthusiasm with a parade on the campus. Accompanied by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Band, the parade, which was attended by students and faculty members as well as kindergarten children, was full of colorful scenes. IUE members, waving Turkish flags in their hands, paraded around the campus and sang along to the marches played by the band. The 29th of October Choir, consisting of children from Beyaz Köşk Kindergarten, sang songs of the Republic, while the enthusiasm and excitement continued throughout the day with the performances of the Folk Dance Club. IUE will continue to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Republic with various events until November 8.
Izmir University of Economics prepared a special celebration program for the centennial of the Republic. Aiming to experience the enthusiasm of the Republic with all Izmir residents, IUE will hold an 'Ataturk Photographs Exhibition' in Konak on October 25-29.
Grup Turuncu will give a concert at Konak Square at 16.00 on Thursday, giving music lovers an unforgettable day. Sirius Quintet Orchestra will present a spectacular performance at IUE Conference Hall on Friday at 20.00. This event will be free of charge and open to the public. Artist Pınar Ayhan will meet with IUE members with a music documentary "Orada Duruverseydi Zaman" on November 7-8 within the scope of the centennial of the Republic.
ASSURANCE OF A BRIGHT FUTURE
Stating that they spread the enthusiasm of the Republic throughout the campus, IUE Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Hakan Abacıoğlu said, “I celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic, which is the symbol of our independence and the assurance of our bright future. I commemorate with gratitude and respect all the martyrs and veterans, especially our Great Leader Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who fought for the independence of our homeland. We are very lucky and excited to witness the centenary of the Republic. It is the young people who will keep the Republic alive and carry it forward. Together we will celebrate the Republic to our hearts’ content. We will continue our efforts to take our country forward by taking strength from the ideas and ideals of our ancestor Ataturk.”