Date : 9/18/2017
Subject : MESSAGE OF MR.NURETTİN CANİKLİ,MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE,CONCERNING THE “VETERANS DAY”
I would like to congratulate all our heros on the occasion of the “Veterans Day” who were given the honorary title for “War Veterans”, not only defending their country at the cost of their own life but also making sacrifice without hesitation for an instant for the sake of securing our independence and future so as to defence our country which is inherited us by our ancestors.
The honorary titles for Martyrdom and War Veterans is the highest honour for our nation. Today, we owe the independent and inseperable integrity of our country to the glorious struggle made by our martyrs and veterans. Our veterans who are making sacrifice without hesitation for an instant to provide the security of our country and to preserve the national unity and solidarity shall always have a very special place in the hearts of our nation.
Having suppressed the treacherous attempt on the night of July 15th at the cost of their own life willingly , our August Turkish nation has indicated how the holy war awareness is important. This nation is veteran nation. Until today, the Turkish nation has overcomed the difficulties any time which faced both within our boundaries and out of the boundaries owing to its determination, persistence and heroism.
On the occassion of the Veterans Day and the anniversary of being awarded the title for Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk,who is the leader of our struggle for Independence , as Marshall and Ghazi, Mainly the founder of our Republic Gazi Mustafa Kemal, I remember all martyrs and veterans with gratitude and appreciation who risk their lives for continuity of the state and I wish God have mercy on those who passed away. I also feel proud on behalf of our veterans, martyrs and their families and wholeheartedly share their grief.
MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
Phone: 0 312 402 61 00
Devlet Mahallesi, Yahya Galip Caddesi,
Bakanlıklar / ANKARA 06100