On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of our Republic, the board of directors of the Turkish Ceramics Federation and the associations under its umbrella visited Anitkabir on November 28.
During the visit, led by TSF Chairman of the Board of Directors Zeki Ilter Yurtbay, a moment of silence was observed in the spiritual presence of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and a wreath was laid at his mausoleum, in respect to the cherished memories of those who brought us the independence of our country and the Republic.
Z. Ilter Yurtbay, who signed the memoir, wrote the following in the notebook:
“The beloved founder of our Republic, our Ancestor,
Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk,
We are before you on the 100th anniversary of our Republic, which you call "my greatest work", as industrialists, business people and exporters who have internalized the national, spiritual and moral values of the Turkish nation and are committed to your principles and reforms.
As you pointed out, we will raise our country to the level of the most prosperous and most civilized countries in the world. We will provide our nation with the widest wealth, mediums and resources. We will raise our national culture above the level of contemporary civilizations. Industrialization will always be among our greatest national causes.
As the Turkish Ceramic Industry, we will work tirelessly in line with the goals you have set, without compromising your principles, and we will succeed.
We remember with gratitude your honor and your friends who supported militarily and politically in laying the foundations of our Republic, and as the Boards and members of the TURKISH CERAMICS FEDERATION and our affiliated associations SERKAP, SERSA, TIMDER, SEREF, TSD, EBK, we bow respectfully to your high memory and express our gratitude.”