Turkey National Anthem Lyrics

The Turkey national anthem, “İstiklal Marşı” (The Independence March), celebrates the unity and resilience of the Turkish nation. Below are the original lyrics in Turkish and their English translation.

Additional Information

  • Anthem Name: İstiklal Marşı (The Independence March)
  • Written Date: 1921
  • Lyricist: Mehmet Akif Ersoy
  • Composer: Osman Zeki Üngör
  • Official Adoption Date: 1921

Original Lyrics in Turkish

Korkma, sönmez bu şafaklarda yüzen al sancak;
Sönmeden yurdumun üstünde tüten en son ocak.
O benim milletimin yıldızıdır, parlayacak;
O benimdir, o benim milletimindir ancak.

Çatma, kurban olayım çehreni ey nazlı hilal!
Kahraman ırkıma bir gül… ne bu şiddet bu celal?
Sana olmaz dökülen kanlarımız sonra helal;
Hakkıdır, Hakk’a tapan, milletimin istiklal.

English Translation of the Lyrics

Fear not! For the crimson flag that proudly ripples in this glorious dawn, shall not fade
Before the last fiery hearth that is ablaze within my nation is extinguished.
For that is the star of my nation, and it will forever shine;
It is mine; it belongs solely to my nation.

Frown not, I beseech you, oh thou coy crescent!
But smile upon my heroic race once! What is this violence, what is this rage for?
Our blood which we shed for you shall not be blessed otherwise;
For Freedom is the absolute right of my God-worshipping nation.

Supporting Links

For a more detailed and original content about the Turkey national anthem, please visit:
The Turkish National Anthem: A Symbol of Unity and Resilience
Turkey National Anthem History – Wikipedia
These links provide additional details on the lyrics, historical context, and significance of the Turkey national anthem, “İstiklal Marşı.”

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