Turkish soldiers comprising an honor guard sing the Turkish national anthem during a welcoming ceremony for Turkey's new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of the ethnically divided Cyprus on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. This is Erdogan's first visit abroad since his election last month. Cyprus was divided in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. A Turkish Cypriot Declaration of Independence is recognized only by Turkey
Ersoy was born as Mehmet Akif in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire in 1873 to a conservative family Mülkiye Baytar Mektebi (Veterinary School), and graduated with honors in 1893. Republic of Turkey as the composer of the lyrics of the Turkish National Anthem. During the session of 12 March 1921, the Turkish Grand National Assembly officially designated his ten-quatrain poem as the lyrics of the national anthem.Occupation Poet, author, politicianTurkish Literary movement The Republican Era.