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Instead, only I will watch every day I presented to our people.Erdal Kabatepe
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NTV March 18, 2021

August 10, 2020

Opening ceremony of the exhibition “Major Ali Faik Bey”

“Major Ali Faik Bey” exhibition is opened within the program of Anafartalar Victory and the 100th Foundation Anniversary Celebrations of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

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Openning Speech of Erdal Kabatepe

Dear Deputy Minister, Respectable Ladies and Respectable Gentlemen,

Firstly, I would like to start by thanking the Directorate of Gallipoli Historic Site. Preparing this exhibition, issueing the stamps, issueing the first day envelope and preparing the documentary that you will be watching have been done under their leadership. They have erected another touchstone from the past to the future. The wounds opened by wars do not heal easily. Sufferings
of wars are not forgotten easily. And we should not forget. Because they are lessons to all of us but now time is the time
for friendship. Time is the time for peace. As the Hero Commander Great Leader Atatürk who has won great battles has said
89 years ago: Peace at home, peace in the world. Regarding this many, you will see many many things in this documentary. I would like to touch on another matter.

We all do know and speak perpetually that if the Gallipoli War had not been won, the War of Independence would not have occurred. The Republic could not have been established. The Parliament could not have been established and we would not have been celebrating the 100th anniversary today.

Those martyrs and veterans of the War of Independence, I commemorate them all with gratitude. Their grandchildren are wearing the Medal of Independence on their chests and proudly parade at celebrations. As the only male child of the very only family that has given a martyr together their two officer brothers in the Gallipoli War, I desire to wear the Medal of Gallipoli Victory on my chest. I desire to parade at celebrations with that.

I could not accept a segregation regarding that those who had fought in the War of Independence were soldiers of the Republic and those who had fought before them were Ottoman soldiers. As a nation, we have accepted the continuity of the Ottomans and have undertook their legacy and debts.

Let us honor our martyrs on the 100th anniversary of the Sublime Parliament with a medal that has been forgotten for a 100 years.

Respectfully.


Exhibition

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From left to right:

  • Hasan Ongu, District Governor of Eceabat
  • Naim Makas, Chairman of the Çanakkale Province, the Justice and Development Party
  • Jülide İskenderoğlu, MP from Çanakkale, the Justice and Development Party
  • İlhami AKTAŞ, Governor of Çanakkale
  • Ahmet Misbah Demircan, Deputy Minister, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Erdal Kabatepe, Gradson of Major Ali Faik Bey
  • Nazan Kabatepe, Wife of Erdal Kabatepe
  • Lieutenant General Zekai Aksakallı, Commander of the 2nd Army Corps
  • İsmail Kaşdemir, Director of Gallipoli Historic Site
  • Saim Zileli, Mayor of Eceabat
      Jülide İskenderoğlu, MP of the Justice and Development Party from Çanakkale is presenting the PTT Major Ali Faik Bey special stamp
Jülide İskenderoğlu, MP of the Justice and Development Party from Çanakkale is presenting the PTT Major Ali Faik Bey special stamp
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İsmail Kaşdemir, Director of Gallipoli Historic Site is presenting the Major Ali Faik Bey special stamp to Ahmet Misbah Demircan, Deputy Minister
of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and İlhami AKTAŞ, Governor of Çanakkale
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KABATEPE FAMILY

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Erdal Kabatepe is presenting the exhibition

Views from the exhibition

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Happiness after the exhibition opening

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A group of contributors
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With the managers and experts of the Directorate of Çanakkale Wars Gallipoli Historic Site

With the guests

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Exhibition Preparations

Friday, March 22, 2019

I went to Kilitbahir to see the Tomb Plate of my grandfather. I asked where around in the Kilitbahir Center of the Directorate of Çanakkale Wars Gallipoli Historic Site. The person on duty contacted me by phone with Historian Tekin Bilgin, he gave the directions and I found. I met him after.

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April 25, 2019

The next day of April 2019 ceremonies which I was invited, Tekin Bilgin made me met with Zülküf Memiş, Deputy Director. We had a long talk. While we were talking about belongings and documents in my archive, he proposed to make an exhibition. Here, how the exhibition preparations are started.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Gökhan Gümüşdağ (Head of the Restoration and Construction Works), Mert Çatalbaş (Coordinator of Museums) and Tekin Bilgin (Historian) came to visit me in Çeşme. We held a productive meeting, prepared a Timetable.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Met with Zeynel Bayseferoğulları (Head of the Site Management and Promotion), Mert Çatalbaş (Coordinator of Museums) and Aslıhan Kervan (Historian), reviewed the preparations.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Mert Çatalbaş (Coordinator of Museums) Emin Murat Özdemir (Restorer) came to İstanbul to my home and received all the belongings and documents.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

I visited the Directorate of the Site. We had a meeting with Deputy Director Zülküf Memiş, Head of the Site Management and Promotion
Zeynel Bayseferoğulları, Coordinator of Museums Mert Çatalbaş, Historian Tekin Bilgin and Historian Aslıhan Kervan, reviewed the preparations. The same day
I signed the Protocol for the Exhibition with Director İsmail Kaşdemir. The next day our studies continued.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

While I was traveling to Gallipoli for March Ceremonies, the news arrived that the ceremonies are postponed due to Covid. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020
we met at the Directorate with Deputy Director Zülküf Memiş, Head of the Site Management and Promotion Zeynel Bayseferoğulları, Coordinator of Museums Mert Çatalbaş and Historian Tekin Bilgin. We decided to postpone the Exhibition Opening which had been planed for April 30, to continue to the studies without interruption and to realize the opening at the earliest possible.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

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The preparations for the exhibition are completed. Şener Çardak and his team celebrate their success proudly.

Sergikur Team and Erdal Kabatepe

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