"Centenary of National Struggle"
To start a national struggle against the decision of the World War I allies to divide many territories of the defeated Ottoman Empire, and to rescue the Turkish nation from enemies who come in like a flood, Mustafa Kemal Pasha left Istanbul with "ship" named Bandirma on 16 May 1919 and arrived in Samsun on 19 May 1919. Upon landing, he started the Turkish national movement, contrary to the orders given to him by the Ottoman government in Istanbul, that resulted in the declaration of the Republic of Turkey four years later.
Available: stamps (single stamp issue), official FDC and Souvenir Sheet containing 4 stamps. Full Sheets - subject to availability.