İstiklâl Marşı

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İstiklal Marşı
English: Independence March
Atatürk schoolroom wall.jpg
An example of a common classroom display in Turkey, including the anthem at far right.
National anthem of Turkey
and  Northern Cyprus
LyricsMehmet Akif Ersoy, 1921
MusicOsman Zeki Üngör, 1930
Edgar Manas, 1932
Adopted12 March 1921
Music sample

İstiklâl Marşı (English: Independence March) is now the national anthem of the Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It was adopted in 12 March 1921. Penned by Mehmet Âkif Ersoy, ultimately composed by Osman Zeki Üngör.

The lyrics of the Turkish National Anthem consist of a long poem with 41 lines of verse. Only the first 8 lines are performed in ceremonies.