Under the coordination of Izmir Governorship, in cooperation with Turkish Red Crescent Women’s Izmir and Izmir Maturation Institute, the “100th Anniversary of Our Republic Fashion Show” was organized within the scope of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Ephesus Cultural Road Festival. The event, organized with the contributions of EKMAS, witnessed emotional moments.
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The fashion show at the Izmir Culture and Arts Factory featured clothes combining tradition and innovation from the Anatolian Seljuk period to the Republic and today. In addition to local and natural woven fabrics woven on hand looms, traditional motifs hand-embroidered on silk and velvet fabrics were introduced to the guests. The people of Izmir flocked to the fashion show, which was attended by Izmir Governor Süleyman Elban and his wife İrem Beyza Elban, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Batuhan Mumcu, AK Party İzmir Deputies Ceyda Bölünmez Çankırı and Şebnem Bursalı, and Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy’s wife Pervin Ersoy.
“Our Most Beautiful Trust”
Turkish Red Crescent Women Izmir President Gonca Aslan, “The Republic is our most beautiful trust. We aim to hand over this trust to the next generations even stronger.” She said. Stating that many names worked for the night, supported by Izmir Governorship Provincial Social Studies and Project Directorate, Turkish Red Crescent Izmir, Izmir State Turkish World Dance Music Society, EKMAS, Nava Konak, Zade-Vital, Aslan, “Biriçim Didem, under the management of Turkish Red Crescent Izmir Women.” “We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the fashion show, especially Özkardeş, Nuray Ekmekçioğlu, Rasıla Başar, İrem Büyükhelvacıgil, Fulya Karamut, Jülide Kıyak, Ferzan Yapkuöz, Ela Ekmekçioğlu, Hürrem Carolin Keskin, Zöhre Develioğlu, Ayfer Salepçioğlu and İzmir Provincial Board Member İlkay Acun.” said.
“We Feel The Excitement In Our Heart
”Red Crescent Izmir Provincial Chairman Kerem Fahri Baykalmış said that the great enthusiasm felt in the hearts on the 100th anniversary of the Republic increased even more with the celebrations held all over Turkey. Emphasizing that he is very happy and proud to be born in this geography and to be a citizen of the Republic of Turkey, Baykalmış, “This enthusiasm is the same as those who landed in Samsun 100 years ago, came to life in Erzurum, established their state in Ankara, threw the enemy into the sea in Izmir and will live in this crescent forever.” and it started thanks to Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms. We commemorate with mercy all those who entrusted our Republic to us.” said.
“We Are Strong, We Side With The Oppressed”
Stating that the founding purpose of the Red Crescent is to deliver humanitarian aid regardless of religion, language and race, Baykalmış, “Unfortunately, we are faced with a great human tragedy in the world. We strive to relieve the suffering of tearful people in Syria, Palestine and all over the world.” said. Reminding that the Turkish Red Crescent is a great institution that exists with women’s hands and compassion, Baykalmış, “Safiye Hüseyin Elbi served in the Red Crescent as the first Turkish female nurse. Halide Edip Adıvar took part in the establishment of the Turkish Red Crescent as an educator, caregiver and member of parliament. Many women, whose names we cannot finish counting, served in the Red Crescent. Today, thousands of our female members whose names we cannot count, Prof., the first female president of the Turkish Red Crescent. Dr. With the efforts of Ms. Fatma Meriç Yılmaz, they are doing their best to relieve the pain. I am honored to be a stakeholder of such an institution. As a strong Republic of Turkey, a strong Red Crescent and a strong nation, we will continue to stand by the oppressed and continue our humanitarian aid activities forever.” he said.