Today, we are happy to celebrate together a special day full of youth’s energy and hope in order to build Turkey’s bright future. While celebrating the 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day with enthusiasm and pride,
we remember this meaningful day when Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk first went to Samsun and ignited the struggle for independence.

May 19 is a day when our youth crown their responsibility as tomorrow’s leaders. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk saw the youth as his “most trusted power” and entrusted Turkey’s future to their shoulders. Therefore, today we celebrate not only
the beginning of the national struggle, but also the potential and talents of youth.

Youth is one of the most important elements that shape the future of our country. Our young people, full of knowledge, energy, creativity and enthusiasm, represent the power that will carry Turkey to a brighter future. Therefore, supporting
our youth and investing in their education and development should always be our priority.

Today, we also remember the value of sport and the athlete. We emphasize the importance of healthy life and the spirit of fair play. As a unifying force, sports bring together all segments of the society and bring values such as discipline,
endurance and team spirit to our youth.

As we celebrate May 19, remembering the importance of youth and sports once again, let’s continue to move forward in line with Atatürk’s principles and reforms. We trust our young people who illuminate the future and support them wholeheartedly.

As we commemorate Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, our heroes and all our youth with love and respect, we celebrate May 19 with enthusiasm.