5. Ulusal Kristalografi Toplantısı

17-19 Mayıs 2024

Prof. Dr. Canan Kazak
Chair of the Turkish National Crystallographic Association


Honour Committee

Prof. Dr. Yavuz Ünal
(Ondokuz Mayıs University Rector)

Prof. Dr. 
Ahmet Erdönmez

Prof. Dr. 
Dinçer Ülkü

Prof. Dr. 
Mehmet Akkurt

Prof. Dr.
Orhan Büyükgüngör

Prof. Dr. 
Rahmi Yağbasan

Prof. Dr.
Süheyla Özbey

Organising Committee

Scientific Committee



19 May 1919

19 May 1919 marks the beginning of Turkey’s struggle for independence. It is the date when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk landed in Samsun and started the National Struggle. This event was a turning point for the liberation of the country, which had been occupied after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I.

The national movement under the leadership of Atatürk started in Samsun on 19 May 1919 and rapidly spread throughout Anatolia and turned into a national resistance. This date is also celebrated as the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day of the Turkish youth. 19 May has become a symbol of the national struggle and the struggle for independence in Turkey and is commemorated with many events in the country.