TRNC President Ersin Tatar and Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya commemorated Martyr Captain Cengiz Topel at his grave.
TRNC President Ersin Tatar, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya, TRNC Istanbul Consul General Seniha Birand Çınar, 15th Missile Base Commander Air Brigadier General İbrahim Galip, Deputy Governor Dr. Hasan Hüseyin Can, Eyüpsultan District Governor İhsan Kara, Eyüpsultan Mayor Deniz Köken attended to the commemoration at Edirnekapı Martyrs' Cemetery.
President Tatar, Governor Yerlikaya and the accompanying delegation visited the graves of Martyr Captain Cengiz Topel and the martyrs and prayed for the martyrs.
After the recitation and prayer of the Holy Quran by the Deputy Mufti of Istanbul, Mustafa Yavuz, President Tatar delivered a speech addressing the participants.
President Tatar stated as follows in his speech: "As the President of the TRNC, I would like to express my peace of mind to be at the grave of the deceased pilot Cengiz Topel. I once again wish God's mercy on him, may his place be heaven. We took the soil from the place where he was martyred, and now we brought it together with the soil in his grave; may his soul rest in peace."
After the speech, President Tatar and Governor Yerlikaya left carnations on the graves of martyrs.
#Kıbrıs destanı kahramanlarından şehit yüzbaşı #CengizTopel’i şehadetinin 57. yılında🇹🇷#KKTC Cumhurbaşkanı Sayın Ersin Tatar’ın teşrifleriyle #Edirnekapı Şehitliği’nde mezarı başında dualarla andık.— Ali Yerlikaya (@AliYerlikaya) August 4, 2021
Şehitlerimizi rahmet ve minnetle yad ediyorum. pic.twitter.com/1Mz3QIZCLK