Turk National Anthem Lyrics

“İstiklâl Marşı” is the national anthem of Turkey and the Turk national anthem lyrics were written by Mehmet Akif Ersoy and the music to the Turk national anthem was composed by Osman Zeki Üngör.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Turkey

“İstiklâl Marşı” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Turkey in the year of 1921.


Turkish National Anthem Lyrics in Turkish

1. 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!

2. Çatma kurban olayım, çehreni ey nazlı hilâl;
Kahraman ırkıma bir gül… Ne bu şiddet, bu celâl?
Sana olmaz dökülen kanlarımız sonra helâl;
Hakkıdır Hakk’a tapan, milletimin istiklâl.

3. Ben ezelden beridir hür yaşadım, hür yaşarım.
Hangi çılgın bana zincir vuracakmış? Şaşarım!
Kükremiş sel gibiyim: Bendimi çiğner, aşarım.
Yırtarım dağları, enginlere sığmam, taşarım.

4. Garb’ın âfâkını sarmışsa çelik zırhlı duvar;
Benim imân dolu göğsüm gibi serhaddim var.
Ulusun, korkma! Nasıl böyle bir îmanı boğar,
“Medeniyyet!” dediğin tek dişi kalmış canavar?

5. Arkadaş! Yurduma alçakları uğratma sakın;
Siper et gövdeni, dursun bu hayâsızca akın.
Doğacaktır sana va’dettiği günler Hakk’ın,
Kim bilir, belki yarın, belki yarından da yakın.

6. Bastığın yerleri “toprak!” diyerek geçme, tanı!
Düşün altındaki binlerce kefensiz yatanı.
Sen şehîd oğlusun, incitme, yazıktır atanı:
Verme, dünyaları alsan da, bu cennet vatanı.

7. Kim bu cennet vatanın uğruna olmaz ki fedâ?
Şühedâ fışkıracak toprağı sıksan, şühedâ!
Cânı, cânânı, bütün varımı alsın da Hudâ,
Etmesin tek vatanımdan beni dünyâda cüdâ.

8. Rûhumun senden ilâhî şudur ancak emeli:
Değmesin ma’bedimin göğsüne nâ-mahrem eli!
Bu ezanlar – ki sehâdetleri dînin temeli –
Ebedî, yurdumun üstünde benim inlemeli.

9. O zaman vecd ile bin secde eder – varsa – taşım;
Her cerîhamdan, İlâhi, boşanır kanlı yaşım;
Fışkırır rûh-i mücerred gibi yerden na’şım!
O zaman yükselerek Arş’a değer, belki, başım!

10. Dalgalan sen de şafaklar gibi ey şanlı hilâl!
Olsun artık dökülen kanlarım hepsi helâl.
Ebediyyen sana yok, ırkıma yok izmihlâl:
Hakkıdır, hür yaşamış, bayrağımın hürriyet;
Hakkıdır, Hakk’a tapan, milletimin istiklâl.

Turkish National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Fear not! For the crimson flag that proudly waves in these dawns, shall never fade,
Before the last fiery hearth that is ablaze within my nation burns out.
And that, is the star of my nation, and it will forever shine;
It is mine; and solely belongs to my nation.

2. Frown not, I beseech you, oh thou coy crescent,
But smile upon my heroic nation! Why the anger, why the rage?
The blood we shed for you will not be worthy otherwise;
For freedom is the absolute right of my God-worshipping nation.

3. I have been free since the beginning and forever will be so.
What madman shall put me in chains! I defy the very idea!
I’m like the roaring flood; powerful and independent,
I’ll tear apart mountains, exceed all that is known to Man, and still gush out!

4. The lands of the West may be armored with walls of steel,
But I have borders guarded by the mighty chest of a believer.
Recognize your innate strength! And think: how can this fiery faith ever be killed,
By that battered, single-toothed monster you call “civilization”?

5. My friend! Leave not my homeland to the hands of villainous men!
Render your chest as armor! Stop this disgraceful rush!
For soon shall be come the day of promised freedom…
Who knows? Perhaps tomorrow? Perhaps even sooner!

6. See not the soil you tread on as mere earth,
But think about the thousands beneath you that lie without even shrouds.
You’re the noble son of a martyr, take shame, hurt not your ancestor!
Unhand not, even when you’re promised worlds, this paradise of a homeland.

7. What man would not die for this heavenly piece of land?
Martyrs would gush out if you just squeeze the soil! Martyrs!
May God take all my loved ones and possessions from me if he will,
But may he not deprive me of my one true homeland for the world.

8. O Lord, the sole wish of my heart is that,
No infidel’s hand should touch the bosom of my temple.
These adhans, the shahadah of which is the base of the religion,
Shall sound loud over my eternal homeland.

9. Then my tombstone – if there is one – will a thousand times touch its forehead on earth in ecstasy,
O Lord, tears of blood flowing out of my every wound,
My corpse will gush out from the earth like a spirit,
And then, my head will perhaps rise and reach the heavens.

10. So flap and wave like the dawning sky, oh glorious crescent,
So that our every last drop of blood may finally be worthy!
Neither you nor my nation shall ever be extinguished!
For freedom is the absolute right of my ever-free flag;
For freedom is the absolute right of my God-worshipping nation!
Turk National Anthem Lyrics

When is Turk National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Turkey is normally played or sung during national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in Turkey. It is also carried out during cultural and other celebrations in Turkey, normally marking off the start or the end of such celebrations.

National anthem of Turkey is also often carried out in worldwide sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Turk National Anthem in Turkey?

The national anthem of Turkey, like other national symbols of Turkey, represents the custom, past history, and faiths of Turkey and its folks. For this reason, it assists evoke sensations of patriotism amongst the Turk individuals and advises them of their Turkey’s splendor, appeal, and rich heritage.

It also helps unify the people of Turkey by one single record or music. During the performance of the Turk national anthem, citizens of Turkey, in spite of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with fantastic commitment.

Sports men and women from Turkey also feel a great minute of pride when they receive a medal at an international sporting occasion while Turkey’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Turkey in schools are taught to respect their nation and establish a sense of unity amongst themselves.