When you go on the way that the trees form a natural corridor, you will arrive at the main gate of the school building where you will come to the opposite. Go inside and witness all the Galatasarayans and non-Galatasarayans and a part of history.
In this stone and marble saloon inside you will meet “VATAN” and “GALATASARAYLILIK” love. There is a list of the students of Galatasaray High School who are martyred for the homeland in a magnificent monument despite being plain in the section opposite the door.
Once you see this monument, you will understand that “you do not need much to say”. On the right side of the entrance hall, there is a map showing the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire’s 1910s, and photos of young patriots martyred on both sides of the map. And a phrase above the map: “These heroic sons of Galatasaray have martyred to save this 500-year-old homeland.”
Directly on the wall opposite this section is the list of martyrs of Galatasaray martyrs, wounded and fighters on the façades of the October 1915 issue of the Navy Magazine under the title of “Honorary Offenders”. This list was published in the 118th and 119th episodes of the manuscripts issued under the name of “Manners Columns” of the weekly magazine of the Navy Magazine.
Another panel next to these panels is the picture published in the number 725 dated April 13, 1913 of Devrin’s greatest newspaper Tasvir-i Efkar and it is expressed in present Turkish in the article: “1913 Balkan War Volunteer Galatasaray” The story of those who went to war is on the demand. These patriots who have been killed in the wars they voluntarily participated in most students have never been forgotten.
Be the soul of yours.
1- Ahmet Muhtar Bey, school number 783; After completing Sultaniye (1895 graduate) became a soldier, was killed in Istanbul on March 31, 1908. Taksim is named as a street in the place where he was a martyr in talimhan.
2- Idris Bey was a student while he was a martyr in Tripoli Garb, who volunteered in 1911.
3 – Fuad Bey was a student while he volunteered to join the Balkan War in 1912.
4-Arif Ismail Bey was the son of a rich farmer in Trakya, a martyr in the Balkan War while voluntarily fighting against the Bulgarians while he was a student.
5- Ahmet Refik Bey, school number 119, mechtebin 1911 year graduates; Mehmet Ata Bey’s older son, Dr. Hammer. Galib Atac and his brother Nurullah Atac’s martyrs died in 1914 in the Gallipoli battle, where they joined as a reserve officer.
6- Cahid Bey, school number 206, Mecca of the 1913 graduates, martial arts martyr in the First World War joined as a reserve officer.
7-Cemil Bey, school number 64, mechtebin 1913 graduates, as a reserve officer in the First World War was martyred.
8- Halid Fuat Bey, school number 134; The son of Adi Deli Fuat Pashan joined the Balkan War in 1911 voluntarily, then he was in the army and died in Çanakkale. Faşan is the fourth son who was a martyr in the war.
9- Muzaffer Bey was killed in the First World War, where he volunteered to leave the last school year.
10- Vecdi Bey left the school as a volunteer in the Balkan War first, then he was in the army and died in Çanakkale.
11- Hasnun Galib Bey was the son of Galib Pashan, who was in the governorships. Galatasaray Club was one of the best footballers, martyred in the First World War, voluntarily joined (1915). The street where the clubhouse is located carries his name.
12- Mehmet Ali Bey, the son of Kadıköy’s Enver Pashan, voluntarily joined the Balkan War and then the First World War when he was a student and died in 1915.
13- St. Ulvi Bey, the son of poet Ali Ulvi Beyin, died in 1915 as a martyr in the First World War he volunteered to leave the last school year.
14- Agop Elmasyan died on the road to homeland when he treated the wounded under the bombardment in 1915 in the Gallipoli battle, where he joined as a military doctor.
15- Ibrahim Orhan Bey, school number 794, mechtebin 1912 year graduates; Dr. Sadık Bey’s son, Sadullah Pashan’s grandson, was voluntarily an air officer, twice wounded in the Gallipoli battle. In 1916, it was our first airplane to fall into the harbor when it fell into the sea on the shores of Semadirek island with its airplane.
16-Said Fuad Bey became a martyr in the First World War when he joined voluntarily while he was in the last class; The mechtebin was from the first Keşşafları (scouts), called the Keşşaf Said.
17- Neş’et Bey, school number 434, Tevfik Paşan’s son of Bandırm, while voluntarily participated in the Balkan War when he was in the last class of mechebin, he was martyred during the 1st World War.
18- Mehmet Refik was killed on the Caucasus Front in 1914 in the First World War when he was a student voluntarily.
19- Cevad Bey, school number 317, mechtebin 1912 graduates, martyr on the Caucasus Front in 1916 in the First World War,