İstiklâl Marşı

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İstiklâl Marşı (Independence March)
 (1921) 
by Mehmet Akif Ersoy

İstiklâl Marşı (i.e., "Independence March") is the national anthem of Turkey, officially adopted on 12 March 1921 - two years before the 29 October 1923 establishment of the modern day Republic of Turkey, both as a motivational musical saga for the troops fighting on the Turkish War of Independence, and as a heroic anthem for the Republic that was to be established once victory was achieved. It was written for a competition by the renowned poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy, and adopted unanimously by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

English-language translations of İstiklâl Marşı include: