Ramadan Festival and Victory Day

Ramadan Festival and Victory Day

 

President Abdullah Gül issued a message on the occasion of the Eid ul-Fitr (Ramadan Festival) during which he revealed his hope that it brings all the blessings to the Turkish nation and the whole of the Islamic world, wishing: “I hope everyone enjoys the Eid ul-Fitr in peace, with their families and beloved ones away from agonies and sorrows. In this vein, I celebrate all our citizens’ and the Islamic world’s Ramadan Festival.”

IMPORTANCE OF UNITY AND SOLIDARITY

Inevitable in social and cultural life, such festivals, the President said, serve as the opportunities for people to consolidate love, affection, tribute, amity and the unity and solidarity among them, pointing to festivals’ significance as one of the pillars that keep the public together, suggesting: “We must protect our unity and solidarity and not pave the way for those who want to sow discord among us.”

KHO Escort of the Color
DHO Escort of the Color
HHO Escort of the Color

KHO Diploma Ceremony
DHO Diploma Ceremony
HHO Diploma Ceremony

GRADUATION CEREMONY AT GATA

President Abdullah Gül attended the graduation ceremony for the 31st term of the Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GATA). Air Medical Lieutenant Adem Ayhan, top scoring graduate, hammered his name into the wood block. 54 medical lieutenants,4 of whom were foreign students, received diploma during the ceremony held at GATA Sports Hall.

Graduation Ceremony at GATA


Diploma Ceremony at Military Academy

GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY

President Abdullah Gül attended the graduation ceremony for the 162nd term of the Military Academy. President Gül presented diploma to the top scoring student of the Academy, Lietenant Hüseyin Baştürk, during the ceremony where 564 liutenants, 18 of whom were abroad, received diplomas.

President with Citizens

GUL WITH CITIZENS

President Gül, after performing the Eid-ul Fitr Prayer at Kocatepe Mosque, celebrated the Ramadan Festival with citizens and children waiting for him on the mosque’s yard.

Sharing his feelings about the Eid ul-Fitr during his statement to the press, the President recalled that they are celebrating both a national and religious festival on the same day, saying: “I hope the Eid ul-Fitr brings all the blessings, health and joy to our citizens. May God increase love, fraternity and affection we feel for one another. I hereby wish for His mercy upon all our martyrs and I would like to underscore the importance of protecting and appreciating our war veterans and families of our marytrs.”

President with Citizens


President Receives Congratulations at General Staff

GUL RECEIVES CONGRATULATIONS AT GENERAL STAFF

President Abdullah Gül, as “the Commander in Chief”, received the congratulations on the occasion of the August 30 Victory Day during a ceremony held at the General Staff VIP Lounge

President Gül Receives Congratulations
Ceremony at Atatürk Cultural Center

INVITEES TO THE CEREMONY

During the ceremony, the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) Speaker Cemil Çiçek; PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; Chief of General Staff Necdet Özel; Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu; High Judiciary Chairmen; Cabinet members; Force Commanders; Secretary General Mustafa İsen; Undersecretary of the Prime Ministry Efkan Ala; Ankara Governor Alaaddin Yüksel; Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek; representatives of trade unions and NGOs; Full Generals; Full Admirals; other members of the Turkish Armed Forces; officials; foreign military attaches and representatives of other agencies and institutions all extended congratulations to President Gül on the occasion of the 89th Anniversary of the August 30 Victory Day.

CEREMONIES AT ATATURK CULTURAL CENTER

President Gül, afterwards, attended the ceremonies held at the Atatürk Cultural Center.

DIPLOMA CEREMONY AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY

President Abdullah Gül attended the graduation ceremony for the 238th term of the Naval Academy.

President Gül presented diploma to the top student of the academy, Lieutenant Eren Atmaca. During the ceremony held at the Naval Academy in Tuzla, 134 lieutenant graduates 4 of whom were foreign students received diplomas.

PRESIDENT GUL ATTENDS GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY

President Abdullah Gül participated in the graduation ceremony for the 57th term of the Air Force Academy.

President Gül, during the ceremony where 226 lieutenant students received diplomas, presented diploma to the top scoring student, Lieutenant Serkan Korkusuz. After the escort of the color, the Solo Turk aerobatics team fascinated the audience.