Theevent liberation of Maras’, in terms of nationalspiritthatshapedaround the Turkish flag is a symbolevent of National Struggle, againsttheoccupationforcesand the ircollaborators. Thiseventboth in independencewardaysand in the lateryearshavewidespreadmediacoverage in nationalmedia. Inthispaper, memorialsandcelebrationsduringtheanniversaries of theliberationdayperiodfromthefirstyears of Republicuntil 1950 in nationalmediastudied. Whenthispaperprepare, Halk, Ulus, Hakimiyet-i Milliye, Akşam, Vakit, Kurun and Tanin newspapersused.
Instudiedperiod, duetosignificantpart of thosewhofought in the liberation of Maraş in 1920, werealivesothatnamesandmemoirs of the seheroeswereoftengivewidepublicity in newspapers.
The reflection of rapidmodernization in thefirstyears of theRepublic on liberation an niversariycelebrations in newspapers is anotherinterestingaspect. Inliberationceremony is particularlystrikingthatsuch as thearrangement of ballandthelistening of Europeancompositions. Especially, thosewhoexperiencedthetroubles in thestruggle, in painfulmemoriesandsadnessduringthecelebrations mix withentertainmentandfun in theanniversary of liberation.
At thesame time, togetherwiththefestivals of liberation, how Maraş modernizedand how appearance of thecitychanged, also can found in newspapers. Inourstudy’srelevantsectionsinformationwill be given in thismatter.