The Great Offensive and the Pitched Battle of the Commander-in-Chief

The Turkish nation has fought hard for the values it considers sacred throughout history and has shown extraordinary heroism. The determination and sacrifice of the Turkish nation during the Great Offensive and the Battle of the Commander-in-Chief, which started in Afyonkarahisar on August 26 and ended in Izmir on September 9, 1922, and which can be defined as the “Spirit of Kocatepe”, is an important example of this.

With the victory won as a result of the Great Offensive and the Battle of the Commander-in-Chief, the military phase of the National Struggle came to an end, and the process leading to the Republic was paved. It is important that this fighting spirit, witnessed by Kocatepe, finds the value it deserves in the minds of especially young generations and every member of our nation and that it is always kept alive. With the symposium, all the heroes, especially the Commander-in-Chief, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who participated in the Great Offensive and fought for the sake of the country, from his soldier to the highest ranking officer, were commemorated 100 years later. In 1922, new documents and information about other military and political developments on the Western Front were revealed.