MEHMET AKIF ERSOY IN THE PERIOD OF NATIONAL STRUGGLE
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Keywords:Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Poet, Turkish National Anthem, National Struggle Period, The Republic of Turkey
In the histories of nations, there are people whose names are written in gold letters and whose names are always remembered with pride and gratitude. In Turkish history, one of the foremost among them was Mehmet Akif Ersoy. He is the author of the National Anthem, the national and country poet, a great idea man. He was born in Istanbul in 1873 and died in Istanbul in 1935. He saw the last period of the Ottoman Empire and lived the first years of the Republic. It has not only emerged with its literary aspect, but has also been adopted and loved by the Turkish nation because it is sensitive to all the problems of the society. Mehmet Akif is a person with high moral character as well. He is a devout, patriotic person who defends the religious and national values he believes in, and does not spare his word no matter what. Akif, made a great contribution to the Turkish National Struggle that took place between 1919-1922, both with his pen and with his sermons. He encouraged the people to join the National Struggle. Mehmet Akif Ersoy, with his life and literary personality, influenced many people both in his own time and afterwards. Many articles have been written about him, his life, his contributions to literature, his importance in Turkish history, etc. Various studies have been conducted on such topics as. With this study, the support and benefits of Mehmet Akif during the National Struggle Period were tried to be clarified. The support that Mehmet Akif Ersoy gave during the National Struggle Period was not examined in detail, as the scope and limitations of the study were taken into account, and it was tried to be revealed only in general terms.
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