TASC Celebrates 98th Anniversary of
İstiklal Marşı; Turkish National Anthem
Mehmet Akif Ersoy: Author of the Turkish National Anthem
Modern Turkish Lyrics

Korkma! Sönmez bu şafaklarda yüzen al sancak,

Sönmeden yurdumun üstünde tüten en son ocak.

O benim milletimin yıldızıdır, parlayacak;

O benimdir, o benim milletimindir ancak.

Çatma, kurban olayım, çehreni ey nazlı hilal!

Kahraman ırkıma bir gül; ne bu şiddet, bu celal?

Sana olmaz dökülen kanlarımız sonra helal...

Hakkıdır, Hakk’a tapan milletimin istiklal.
English Translation

Fear not; For the crimson banner that proudly ripples in this glorious dawn, shall not fade,

Before the last fiery hearth that is ablaze within my homeland is extinguished.

For that is the star of my people, and it will forever shine;

It is mine; and solely belongs to my valiant nation.

Frown not, I beseech you, oh thou coy crescent!

Smile upon my heroic nation! Why the anger, why the rage?

Our blood which we shed for you shall not be worthy otherwise;

For freedom is the absolute right of my God-worshipping nation!
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0stiklal_Mar%C5%9F%C4%B1
https://www.tbmm.gov.tr/tarihce/istiklalmarsi_c9.pdf