Fatih Municipality has organized commemorating program within the scope of the events of 497th death anniversary of Yavuz Sultan Selim Han.
Yavuz Sultan Selim Han, one of the Ottoman sultans, has been commemorated on his 497th death anniversary with the events organized. Mustafa Demir, Mayor of Fatih and citizens participated in the program organized by Fatih Municipality in the courtyard of Yavuz Sultan Mosque. Citizens were offered pilaf within the scope of the program held after Friday prayer. Janissary band of Fatih Municipality also gave a concert in the courtyard of the mosque after prayer.
Mustafa Demir, Mayor of Fatih, mentioned the importance of Yavuz Sultan Selim in history and said, “One of the most important corners of a process in which this nation’s responsibility was reflected in the world and was kept alive as a civilization is Yavuz Sultan Selim. I hope, God grant us to grasp that spirit of civilization. I hope, He grant us to reflect that spirit to our genes and children. One of the most important cornerstones of this civilization is Yavuz Selim Han highness. The world needs civilization of people and justice, civilization of love and tolerance and civilization of peace and tranquility. The world needs us and our understanding of civilization”.
Mustafa Demir, Mayor of Fatih, stated that there are the graves of all sultans in Fatih, which is heirloom, added, “It is our duty to recognize our ancestors, to introduce them to future generations and to commemorate them. Especially in terms of our youth, we are performing one of our important tasks in the presence of our young people to carry them into future with all their values”.