Rector Prof. Dr Aysun Karabulut’s Message on April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

Prof. Dr. Aysun Bay Karabulut, Malatya Turgut Özal University (MTU) Rector gave a message due to 101th anniversary of the opening of Turkish Grand National Assembly and Aprıl 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.  She said “For our nation, which puts the national will above any other power, April 23rd, 1920 symbolizes the proclamation of our march on the path to total independence and that no power, no administration, or no tutelage shall ever be recognized above or outside the national will”


“We celebrate the 101th anniversary of the opening of Turkish Grand National Assembly with great honor and pride and I, with all my heart, celebrate the Children’s Day of all children in Turkey and across the world”.

“Opening of the Grand National Assembly founded with the declaration of “Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the nation” and taken historical responsibility and important role in wininning the War of Independence means to declare the legitimate rights and homeland defense to the whole world. April 23rd is a sign of the value our nation gives to its children and its trust in its youth along with being the most important symbol of democracy, national will and national sovereignty”.

“The fact that our children cannot celebrate April 23rd due to coronavirus measures should never make them sad. All our children should know that the measures taken nowadays are to enable them to have a feast in the future with healthier, happier and even greater enthusiasm. Our children and future generations will continue to celebrate and live the children’s festival as long as the world exists”.

“Malatya Turgut Özal University aims to endeavor to leave a more powerful Turkey to our children who are assurance of our future and hope for a better future in line with the 2023, 2053 and 2071 ideals of our nation. With this effort, it continues its work devotedly”.

“I, with all my heart, congratulate the Children’s Day of all children  around the world. I remember with mercy and gratitude the first president of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, his comrades and especially the war of independence cadres, our heroes and veterans who were martyred in the defense of the homeland in every corner of the country. I wish this historical day, which we celebrate as Children’s Day, will bring health, happiness and peace to all children of the world”.