The Eastern Mediterranean University Atatürk Research and Application Center (EMU-ATAUM) is organizing a series of events in celebration of the 100th anniversary of 19 May 1919, the starting date of the Turkish national struggle. Within the scope of this celebration the Atatürk Ideology Club held the first two parts of their event “Re-creating the Signature of Ata in Air, on Land and at Sea”.
Part one of the “Re-creating the Signature of Ata in Air, on Land and at Sea” event took place on Sunday, the 12th of May 2019. Atatürk Ideology Club member students dived off the coast of İskele and placed Atatürk signature, a Turkish flag and a Turkish Cypriot flag at the bottom of the sea. A professional photoshoot also took place.
The event continued on Tuesday, the 14th of May 2019 at the EMU Yasin Düşüner Stadium. A 14x3 meter large poster with Atatürk’s signature was tied to 30 helium balloons and flown 100 meters above the ground at the event which commenced at 14:00. The poster is set to fly throughout National Struggle Week and can be seen from many spots across Famagusta.
The “Re-creating Ata’s Signature on Land” part of the event will be taking place at the EMU Yasin Düşüner Stadium from 14:00 onwards on Sunday, the 19th of May 2019. 1919 students dressed in black will take part in the event on the grass area of the stadium. Attendance is expected to be high.
The EMU-ATAUM events organized in celebration of the starting date of the Turkish national struggle will come to an end at 19:23 on 19 May 2019 with a “19 May Youth Walk” that will begin at the Atatürk Square and end at the “Sakarya Roundabout”. The District Governorship has informed EMU-ATAUM President Asst. Prof. Dr. Turgay Bülent Göktürk that students from Famagusta High Schools will also be participating in the walk.