10 KASIM 1938 – NOVEMBER 10, 1938 – 10 NOVEMBRE 1938

Azmi Güran

10 KASIM 1938 – NOVEMBER 10, 1938 – 10. NOVEMBER 1938 – 10 NOVEMBRE 1938 ÖLÜMÜNÜN 82NCİ YILDÖNÜMÜ

GAZI  MUSTAFA  KEMAL  ATATURK.  1881 – 1938

Atatürk’ün yaptiklarini takdir etmek istemeyenler, yaptigi herseyi kücük görerek onu kiskananlar, onu asagilamaya, yazdiklari yazilariyla, soyledikleri sözleriyle magdur etmege çalisanlar sunu bilmelidirlerki geçmisi degistirmek daha kimseye nasip olmamistir. Iste Atatürk geçmisi degismeyen böyle kimseydi. Tarihte ve Türk milletinin kalbinde 82 yildan beri, sanki hayattaymis gibi, el’an yasamaktadir.

10 KASIM 1938

Komutan olarak tek bir askerini dusmana teslim etmemis(2);

Ric’at halinde bile askerini bozguna ugratmamis(2);

Rakibini, dostunu, dusmanini hic bir zaman asagilamamis, kucumsememis ve bundan dolayi  17 senelik bilfiil cephe hayatinda tek bir yenilgiye ugramamis(4);

Birinci dunya savasinin en son terfi eden en genc generali(1);

Kendisine verilen her gorevi eksiksiz tamamlamis;

Vatan ve  milleti icin sihhatini bile feda etmekten kacinmamis, kendisine en yakin annesinden, hatta canindan bile ustun tutmus;

Sahsi menfaati olmaksizin sade vatani ve milleti icin ihtilal yapan dunya tarihinin tek onderi;

20nci yuzyilin gidisatini degistiren(2), Turk milletinin, tarihte The Rebirth of a Nation olarak bilinen, yeniden dogusunu ve onu Anadolu topraklari uzerinde yasamasini saglayan;

24 temmuz 1923 Lausanne anlasmasiyla ilk defa Dogu’nun karsisinda Bati’nin basini egdirten(3) dunya tarihinin tek onderi;

Askeri ve bilhassa siyasi sahnede, birinci dunya harbinin cikarttigi tek ve 20nci yuzyilin ilk onderi ve dunya tarihinin  ender insani (Man of Enlightenment);

1453 ten beri bir gun bile harp yuzu gormeyen, hava hucumuna ugramamis, kalbimizdeki Istanbul’un ikinci ve son fatihi.

Asya kitasinin kapisinda Bati nin Dogu ya(4) yayilmasini onleyen ilk lider

Turk milleti 20nci yuzyilda, birinci ve ikinci dunya harpleri  (1918-1939) yillari arasinda, Avrupa devletlerinin somurgeci siyasetine, Ataturk un onderliginde, basariyla direnc gosteren tek millettir. Baska millet yoktur.

Büyük liderlerin yüzyili diye bilinen 20inci yüzyilda, yanliz tek bir 1981 yili, UNESCO tarafindan Atatürk yili olarak ayrilmistir.

1978 yılında UNESCO, üye 156 ülkenin oybirliği ile 1981 yılını bütün dünyada, “Atatürk Yılı” ilan ederken, kararın gerekçesinde Atatürk şöyle tanımlanıyordu: “Uluslararası anlayış ve barış yolunda çaba harcamış üstün bir kişi, olağanüstü bir devrimci, sömürgecilik ve emperyalizme karşı savaşan ilk önder, insan haklarına saygılı, dünya barışının öncüsü, insanlar arasında renk, din, ırk ayrımı gözetmeyen, eşsiz devlet adamı, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti‘nin kurucusu..”

Atatürk Centennial is declared in 1981 by United Nations and UNESCO. Atatürk is the only person to receive such recognition by UNESCO in the 20th century.

The centennial of Atatürk’s birth was honored by the United Nations and UNESCO by declaring it The Atatürk Year in the World and adopting the Resolution on the Atatürk Centennial as follows:[1]

The General Conference,Convinced that eminent personalities who worked for international understanding, co-operation, and peace, should serve as an example for future generations,Recalling that the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Mustafa Kemal Atatûrk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, will be celebrated in 1981,Bearing in mind that he was an exceptional reformer in all the fields coming within Unesco’s competence,Recognizing in particular that he was the leader of one of the earliest struggles against colonialism and imperialism,Recalling that he set an outstanding example in promoting the spirit of mutual understanding between peoples and lasting peace between the nations of the world, having advocated all his life the advent of ‘an age of harmony and co-operation in which no distinction would be made between men on account of colour, religion or race’,1. Decides that Unesco shall co-operate on the intellectual and technical planes with the Turkish Government for the organization in 1980, at that Government’s financial expense, of an international symposium designed to bring out various aspects of the personality and work of Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, whose action was always directed towards the promotion of peace, international understanding and respect for human rights;2. Requests the Director-General to take the necessary steps for the implementation of this resolution.

With the seeds of democracy he planted, the nation he cultivated, endured tribulations both from the inside and the outside for decades, some called him fashist, some called him communist and others called him dictator. But  his people, disregarding what others said, called and is still calling him AtaturkFather-Turk.

Azmi Guran (saw him closely and witnessed his time)         

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk: A Childhood Recollection.Contemporary Review. Oct. 1998.

No Wonder He Has Atatürk On His Mind. The Pennsylvania Gazette Alumni Magazine of the U of P. Nov. 1988

YURTTA  SULH, CIHANDA SULH.
PEACE AT HOME PEACE ON EARTH

M. Kemal Ataturk

Her gecen yil onu daha da iyi anliyoruz…

Her gecen yil onu daha da ozluyor ve ariyoruz…

Ataturk umuzun son yolculugu video

THE  WORLD  PAYS  TRIBUTE  TO  ATATURK:

TESTIMONIALS  BY  WORLD  LEADERS,  POLITICIANS, CELEBRITIES, PERFORMERS  AND  FAMOUS  PERSONALITIES

(in alphabetical order)

Mustafa Kemal Pasha has a pedestal in the heart of every true Turk, even among those who have been irretrievably wronged by him.

Halide Edip ADIVAR (1884-1964). Novelist, political leader; corporal in the Turkish army during the Independance War 1920-1922


Genc nesle mensup bir sanatkarimizin Ataturk u asagilamaya calisanlara ornek sozu:

Turk bir anne ile Amerikali bir babanin kiziyim. Ama ne mutlu Turkum diyene. Cunku her seyden once ben Turk um ve bir Ataturk kiziyim. Ataturk olmasaydi, ben bugun burada olamazdim. Su anda sahip oldugumuz butun ozgurlukleri, keman calma ozgurlugumu, sizinle sohbet etme ozgurlugumu Ataturk e borcluyum. Muzigimle vatanima ve Ataturk e borcumu odemeye calisiyorum.

Canan Leslie ANDERSON. San’atkar, muzisyen, violonist


Ataturk, buyuk bir millet icin umudun bile tukendigi bir donemde; ‘Insaf ve merhamet dilenerek bagimsizlik korunamaz’ dusuncesiyle ortaya cikmis, milletini orgutlemis, buyuk bir bagimsizlik mucadelesi vermistir. Verdigimiz Kurtulus mucadelesi ayni zamanda antiemperyalist bir ozellige de sahiptir.
Ataturk, Turk milletinin icerisindeki bagımsizlik atesini yakmis, Canakkale Savasi’nin ardindan tum dunyaya bu milletin ayagina pranga, koluna kelepce, boynuna zincir vurulamayacagini tum dunyaya nihai olarak ilan etmistir.

Bulent ARINC. 22. donem TBMM baskani


Mustafa Kemal kimdir? Asker mi? Teskilatci mi? Devlet adamıi mi? Oncu mu?… Elbette bunların hepsi. Ama hepsinden önce bir mantik adami, tarihin akisinda rolu olan, icinden ciktigi Turk toplumunun kaderine damgasini vuracak ve cagin olaylarina yon verecek guclu, suphe goturmez tarihi bir sahsiyet, 

Mustafa Kemal, tarih icinde misyonu olan, bu misyonu benimseyen ve onu tahakkuk sahasina cikarabilen adam bir Tek Adam di.

Sevket Sureyya AYDEMIR (1897-1976). A Turkish intellectual and writer. TEK ADAM. (The Solo Man). I – II – III. 1963. Degisen bir dünyada coken bir dinsel-geleneksel imparatorluktan ve Sevres i imzalamıs olan bir kalintidan, yepyeni bir ulusun, yepyeni bir devletin dogusunu anlatan tarihi, belgesel eser.


Today, Turkey is a big and a new country. This new Turkey had found itself in the personality of Atatürk after the treachery, misery and the weariness of the war. He gave life to this new Turkey.

 Vernon BARLETT. (1894-1983) English journalist, politician, author. Member of the British Parliament (1938-1950).


Kemal Ataturk, a brillant soldier and politician who created modern secular Turkey.

Michael BARONE. Resident Fellow. American Enterprice Institute, senior political analyst, Washington Examiner, and co-auther of The Almanac of American Politics.


(1) The latest promoted and youngest general of WW I. Admirable military leader and revolutionar. His reversal of the Treaty of Sevres after the WW I is a remarkable diplomacy. No twentieth-cenrury general had ay better battlefield instincts, skill, or discipline, proving himself under fire at every level of command. And certainly none so adroitly mixed revolutionary politics with military vision.

Austin BAY retired US Army high ranking officer. In his recent book Ataturk: Lessons in Leadership from the Greatest General. 2011.


Man muss mehr unternehmen  als nur eine Revolution, hatte Mustafa Kemal zu Arif und Refet  auf dem Schiff gesagt, das sie von Konstantinopel nach Samsun brachte. Die Revolutionen verwandeln die existierenden Staaten. Die Turkei existiert noch nicht. Man muss sie erst schaffen. Am Ende seines Lebens konnte der Ghazi erklaren, dass er Wort gehalten hatte. Wieviele Manner in der Geschichte konnen das von sich behaupten?

Pierre BENOIT MECHIN. (1886-1962) French historian, novelist and member of the Academie française. Mustafa Kemal. Begrunder der neuen Turkei. 1955. (Translation from Mustafa Kemal, ou La Mort d une Empire). pp. 374


FM, Lt. Gen. Sir William Riddell BIRDWOOD (1865-1951), C.-i-C. of the ANZAC Imperial forces in Gallipoli in 1915 saluting Ataturk’s funeral in Istanbul in 1938

He united his nation’s forces despair into high hopes, and challenged destiny until he succeded in restoring to his national homeland its independence and sovereignty. To a stunned world, Ataturk demonstrated what a nation is capable of doing if it is prepared to choose death or enslavement. His immortal achievement will serve as a shining example and a source of inspiration for those who guide the destiny of the emerging and independent nations.

Habib ben Ali BOURGUIBA. (1903-2000).. President of Tunisia


Kemal Ataturk, as the founder of the Republic of Turkey, oriented the country toward of modernization, followed the policy of peace and national independence and exerted every effort to assure friendly relations, good neighborliness and cooperation between our nations and people.

Nicollae CEAUCESCU. (1918-1989). President of Romania


It is an interesting experiment which Kemal Pasha is working out here. He is a Tuirkish George Washington, and irreverence to the father of our country to make this comparison. Kemal Pasha is a great man.

Colby M. CHESTER. Rear Admiral, of Chester Project. From Turkey Reinterpreted September 1922


The first republic in the Middle and Near East owes its existence to him. This Republic became a beacon for the war of independence of many a nation.

Nikita Sergejewitsch CHRUSCHTSCHOOW (1894-1971). The First Secretary of the Soviet Union


 Ataturk s death is not only a loss for the country, but for Europe is the greatest loss, he who saved Turkey in the war and who revived a new the Turkish nation after the war. The sincere tears shed after him by all classes of people is nothing other than an appropriate manifestation to this great hero and modern Turkey’s Ataturk. (1938)

Had Ataturk been alive the WW II would not have been fought.

(3)The Treaty of Lausanne was a surprising contrast to the Treaty of Sevres. The Great Powers who had been so ready to dictate terms, not only of peace but of national destruction, to the Turks now found themselves obliged to bow their heads. Vol. The Aftermath of The World Crisis (p. 437)

Winston CHURCHILL (1874-1965). Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1940-1945; 1951-1955


Probably no other twentieth-century leader did more for his country than Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. An inspiring and visionary leader. As the Ottoman Empire crumbled, he faught to protect his homeland, and out of the empire s ashes he created the modern nation of Turkey. As a truly gifted and audacious military leader with a penetrating intellect, keen battlefield instinct, and a genious for organizing and planning, his legacy of military brilliance, strategic vision, and political modernization continues to inspire.

Gen. Wesley Kanne CLARK Retired Four Star US General, Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. From the Foreword (pp. xi) of the book Ataturk: The Extraordinary Life and Achievements of the Greatest General by ret. US Col. Dr. Austin Bay


Ataturk was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century

Bill CLINTON. (1947 – ) 42nd US President (1992-2000)

In his message of congratulation to President Suleyman Demirel to mark the 76th anniversary of foundation of Republic of Turkey.


Some people regarded Ataturk as a dictator. I say this is wrong and such a thought will lead you on a wrong path. Although the term dictator is well suited to Hitler and Mussolini, actually there is no definition of a dictator. In this case, one may ask, why do you put Ataturk aside from this term.

I have many reasons. First of all, Ataturk was leading a scientific study for the times that he would not exist. His intention was to develop a governmental and constitutional system that would operate after him. He never forced his people to believe in his vision. Instead, he tried to teach and explain his ideals to them. He had taken the decisive power of his nation from the Great National Assembly at the time of the War of Independence while he was planning the future with his friends. The members of the Assembly were elected by the people. The President was elected every four years and the Assembly had the power to rule as well as the power to pass laws. Ataturk s respect for the Great National Assembly is important. His main concern with the interior affairs was to create a living political organism with the capability to react promptly to situations that might arise.

Alexander Frederick DOUGLAS-HOME. (1903-1995).Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury (1963-1964)


In connection with the permanent memorial facility for Kemal Ataturk, I take pride in presenting my congratulations to Turkey. Your great country that is advancing on the course that he demonstrated has obtained very significant successes. This ceremony that is being held to commemorate the memory of Ataturk, the architect of progress and Turkish unity, is a very appropriate respect to a person who became a source of inspiration to free peoples throughout the world.

Dwight D. EISENHOWER (1890-1969).President of the United States of America (1953-1961) and C.-in-C. of the Allied Forces. WW II (1942-1945)


The flow of history has brought together the Ataturk Centennial and the process of rebirth in Turkey. We are witnessing the awaikening of a country and the Republic, which Ataturk had saved and founded. Horizons and hopes lie before us. It is a matter of conscience and an obligation to our country to draw the lessons from the bitter experiences that Turkey has gone through.

Dr. Sukru ELEKDAG (1924-) Turkish diplomat,academician and politician. Former Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States of America (1979-1989). 


The British will always remember with admiration and appreciation Ataturk’s qualities as a statesman and the contribution he has made to Western ideals and the promotion of friendly relations between our countries.

Queen ELISABETH II


It is not necessary to see Mustafa Kemal Pasha to realize that he is the greatest man in Turkey today….. To me he seems like a professor, who must be forever explaining to his people what their nationalism really means.

Grace ELLISON. Author, from An English Woman in Angora 1922.


In my own name and on behalf of the Egyptian people, I have the pleasure of expressing sincere congratulations on the occasion of the Century of the birth of the great leader Kemal Ataturk who, under extreme difficult circumstances, secured for his poeople their liberty and independence

Anwar El-SADAT. (1918-1981). President of Egypt (1970-1981)


Cumhuriyetimizin kurucusu Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ün en büyük eserim dediği Cumhuriyet, hiç şüphesiz, geleceğimiz adına en büyük güvencemizdir. Cumhuriyet mesaji. 28 ekim 2012

Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk bir ayrışmanın aracı olabilecek en doğru istismar aracıdır. Gazi Mustafa Kemal istismar edilmeyi, semboller üzerinden ayrıştırma yapılmayı değil, fikirlerinin anlaşılmasını istemişti.  10 kasim 2013 Ataturk’un 75inci olum yildonumu mesaji

Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN. (1954-) T.C. Cumhurbaskani (2014 – ).


On 1O November, the entire world and we Germans as well, remember with praise the life and works of a person to whom we are attached with friendship and respect. Ataturk always tried to establish firm ties between Turkey and Europe

Prof. Ludwig ERHARD. (1897-1977).Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany. 1963-1967


M. Kemal Ataturk, the great commander with extraordinary military carreer, an ardent nationalist, a soldier’s soldier with the instinct of a political infighter, was personally fearless in combat  and relentless in his ability to drive his troops to victory. His savage counterattacks on the Anzac beach head on April 25, 1015 catapulted him to international fame. His successful fighting under immense enemy pressure  in Palestine in 1918 was his final military achievement.

Edward J. ERICKSON. Associate Professor, Marine Corps Command & Staff College. (1950 –  ). Ordered to Die. A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War. 2001. p. 220


He looks like a great mountain. The ones living on its foot cannot see that greatness. In order to grasp the greatness of this mountain, one must look at it from far away.

Claude FARRER (1876-1957). French author and writer.


Kemal Ataturk, with his military, like Gallipoli in 1915, and political, like in Lausanne in 1923, achievements is an unforgettably brilliant figure in the world history

Betty Sue FLOWERS. Author and Editor of The Power of Myth.


As a war hero, as a man of daring, personal courage, as a commanding general, he towers solitary in the ranks of the really sublime in the history of the mankind.

Johann FROEMBGEN. From “In Memoriam: Kemal Ataturk


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the liberator of Turkish men, women, was truly an exceptional man. There was none , at the end of WW I, who believed that the country so defeated, impoverished and threated with invasion could gain independance by her own unaided forces.

Caleb Frank GATES. (1857-1946). President of Robert College. Istanbul. (1919-1932). Not To Me Only 1940.


We have a great deal to learn from Mustafa Kemal. (to André Malraux, the French Minister of Cultural Affairs).

Charles de GAULLE. (1890-1970) Prime Minister of France.


The genius of our century – centuries rarely produce a genius. Look at this bad luck of ours, that great genius of our era was granted to the Turkish nation.

David Lloyd GEORGE (1863-1945) UK Prime Minister (1916-1922) Grace Ellison.  English Journalist. From An English Woman in Angora 1922.

The same UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George once said in 1914:

The Turks are a human cancer, a creeping agony in the flesh of the lands which they misgovern, rotting every fibre of life … I am glad that the Turk is to be called to a final account for his long record of infamy against humanity.  10 November 1914, cited in H.W.V. Temperley (1879-1939) British historian, editor. A History of the Peace Conference of Paris, 

F.L. Stevenson. Through Terror to Triumph: Speeches and Pronouncemenents of the Right Hon. David Lloyd George, M.P., since the Beginning of the War. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1915 p. 55


Without doubt, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is one of the greatest statesmen that during the 20. Century and before the war has ever arising; he has been a brave and great reformist that no other people have ever known.

Ben GURION. 1886-1973. Founder and first President of Israel.


If we dare to occupy a country created by Ataturk, no German soldier can ever leave it alive. (His warning to the Third Reich s Fuhrer Adolf Hitler).

Gen. Franz HALDER (1902-1972). Planner of the Lightning War and Chief General Staff of the Third Reich s Army  Wehrmacht. War historian in the US Army Historical Division and advisor on the redevelopment of the post-WW II German army. Franz von Papen’s Der Wahrheit eine Gasse 1952.(p. 533)


At the outset of the second century since his birth, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, stands as a triumphant and transcendentent figure. Saviour of his nation’s sovereignity. Undefeated commander. Pioneer of anticolonialism at home and abroad. Creator of a Republic. Transformer of the political, legal and socio-economic system. Cultural modernizer. Inspiration for education and the arts. Spell-binding orator. Advocate of fundamental freedoms and humain rights. Language reformer. Humanist and international peacemaker. Model for the leaders of emancipation and emerging nations. The hero of the twentieth century renaissance.

Prof. Talat Sait HALMAN. (1931-2014) Secretary of Culture. Former Cultural Attaché of the Republic of Turkey at the United Nations. from The Centennial Album


It is necesary to explain the reality in the battlefields at Dardanelles. We are now trying to resist the brave Turkish Army, lead by a brave and clever commander.

Gen. Sir Ian Standish Monteith HAMILTON  (1853-1947). (Following the failure of the Dardanelles expedition, Hamilton was recalled to London on 16 October 1915, effectively ending his military career).


He had created a new, fully independant Muslim nation in a world dominated by Christian powers; triumphed in a war presented as an islamic struggle against Western imperializm.

While Ataturk’s vision of making Turkey a part of West was not fully realized, it is far from being a complete failure. There is no way and no use to compel the nation to return to the Ottoman time.

M. Sukru HANIOGLU. Professor of history in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Ataturk. An Intellectual Biography. 2011


The successful military soldier, Phoenix like, suddenly rose amid the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, an extraordinary army career with singular achievement.

Victor Davis HANSON. Author of Carnage and Culture and Father of Us All.


The West and the East came face to face at the second class coastal town of Mudanya on a crooked road covered with dust on the hot Marmara coast. Despite the English flag ship “Iron-Duke’s” ash-colored deathly turrets that transported the Allied generals for negotiations with Ismet Pasha, the Westerners had come here to beg for peace, not to ask for peace or to dictate the conditions… These negotiations demonstrate the end of Europe’s dominance over Asia, because as everyone knows, Mustafa Kemal got rid of all the Greeks.

Ernest HEMINGWAY. (1899-1961). American Journalist and Novelist.


Der grosse geniale Neuschopfer der jungen Turkei gab als erster ein wunderbares Vorbild fur die Erhebung .

Adolf HITLER (1889-1945). Fuhrer des Dritten Reiches. Im Reichstag am 4 Juni 1941.

Als Zeichen der Trauer um das verstorbene Staatsoberhaupt der turkischen Republik haben die Prasidialkanzlei des Fuhrers und Reichskanzlers, die Reichskanzlei, das Auswaertige Amt und der Reichstag ihre Dienstflaggen fur zwei Tage auf Halbmast gesetzt. (Volkischer Beobachter. Nr. 316 vom 12.11.1938).


He gains much more distincness as the WW I brought forth hardly another statesman in comparaison with WW II. He extended his talent in strategy snapping and fixing each aspect at the right time and at the right place. This straight forward tremendous ability to recognise and fix the essentials made him the unique general of Turkey in WW I. As commendor of the 6th army he forsaw the landing of the Allied Forces by repelling them at the Dardanelles (April 1915  January 1916), which extended the war by two years and not only changed the Europe’s future but also put the destiny of the nation on the right course.

Arnold HOTTINGER. The retired long time NZZ journalist. DW Dokumente. Ataturk in deutscher Sicht. 1982.


 (2)Under the guiding hands of Mustafa Kemal Pasha the Turks won their economic, financial, judicial, political  and military independance  from their amazing revival after 17 years of struggle and came out as the victor at the conference table of Lausanne on July 24, 1923, which marked the definite triumph of Turkish nation in the whole European history and, as the last peace treaty, at the end of WW I.

Harry N HOWARD (1902-1987). Adviser to the Department of State (1947-1956). The Partition of Turkey. A Diplomatic History 1913-1923.


The Czech nation along with the other nations of the world, remembers with deep esteem the memory of the faithful son of the Turkish nation, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, the experienced and towering statesman, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Gustav HUSAK (1913-1991). The Head of State of Czechoslovakia


We feel a great admiration for Ataturk in his efforts towards ensuring the modernization of Turkish society by separating religion and politics from each other and by carrying out the Turkish Language Reforms.

Hayato IKEDA. (1899-1965). Prime Minister of Japan


Devletimizin banisi ve milletimizin fedakar, sadik hadimi, insanlik idealinin asik ve mumtaz simasi, essiz kahraman Ataturk. Vatan sana minnettardir.

Gen. Ismet INONU. (1884-1973) Ikinci Cumhurbaskani (1938-1950) ve Ataturk’un en yakin arkadasi. Ataturk’un  olum gunu beyanatindan


At a time when we were a spark without a star, with his glance we became a sun illuminating the whole world.

Sir Muhammad IQBAL (1877-1938). Indian philosopher, poet, lawyer.


It was in 1937 that Ataturk argued and asked me why I had refused to accept him as dictator. I answered him your dictatorship frees an enslaved people comparing other dictators tyranny enslave free people.

Ernest JACKH. (1875-1959) Prof. at the Columbia University. The Rising Crescent. Turkey Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. 1944 (p.184)


The 100th Anniversary of the birth of Mustafa Kemal serves as an occasion for recalling the achievements of this great statesman. Through his reforms, Ataturk created in his homeland a national republic based on the principles of the sovereignty of the people, democracy, and the freedom of coscience.

Karl KARSTEN. (1914-1992). President of the Federal Republic of Germany


The name of Ataturk reminds people of the historical successes of one of the great individuals of this century, the leadership that gave inspiration to the Turkish nation, farsightedness in the understanding of the modern world and courage and power as a military leader. It is without a doubt that another example can t be shown indicating greater successes than the birth of the Turkish Republic and ever since then Ataturk s and Turkey s broad and deep reforms undertaken as well as the confidence of a nation in itself.

I am proud to attend to the 25th Anniversary of the Memorial Ceremony of Ataturk s death. Ataturk reminds us of many things. The historical success of great leaders of this century, leadership that inspires the Turkish Nation, the supreme vision of the modern world, and as a soldier, high determination and bravery. The birth of the Turkish Nation from the ruins of a collapsing empire, New Turkey s declaration of its freedom and independance in honour and protecting it since then are the work of Ataturk and his Nation. There is no doubt that the revolutions he has carried out in his country shows how the trust of a nation brings success. There is no other example like this, November 10, 1963

John F. KENNEDY (1917-1963). President of the United States of America. 1961-1963.


I am the child of a generation that knows closely Turkish-German friendship. At an early age I saw a man’s heroism’s, the services he carried out and the self-sacrifices he undertook for his country. This man was Mustafa Kemal. Today I comprehend even better that this person was a great statesman. He was great, because he used all his courage for his nation, his country to save his homeland at an unlucky moment. He was great, because he directed his nation towards the absolute necessity of adjusting them to the necessities of history. He was great, because he always knew how to defend suitable limits and he did not go beyond the limits that would put his work into danger. Courageousness and his own courageousness was intelligent enough as well to be able to draw the limits.

Kurt G. KIESINGER. (1904-1988).Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany 1967-1971.


(2)The soldier in Ataturk saved his country, as no other man at that time could have done, the designs of the European powers against it, and thus changing the face of its history.

Lord KINROSS. (1904-1976). Author of Ataturk. A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey. 1964


Ataturk, the military triumpher, is the most successful revolutionary of the 20th century.

Stephen KINZER. Author of Crescent, and Star and Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s Future


In 1918…Turkey was a defeated nation seemingly in irreparable collapse. Today, twenty years later, we see a nation on the borders of Europe and Asia, economically and culturally prosperous, once again important internationally, and profiting from peaceful relations with all its neighbors.

Gyula KORNIS (1885-1958), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament


The influence of Ataturk’s political and social ideas, and the accomplishments based on them has been felt not only in his own country but in others which gained their independence or undertaken to modernize their institutions in the years since the WW I. He is regarded as a great statesman in the world at large.

Frederick P. LATIMER Jr. American historian. (in his book The Political Philosophy of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk)


At this moment, I share the deep sorrow of Turkey because of the loss of the great nationalist and great statesman who devoted all his life to the freedom of his country. His mission, both within blood and peace, will pass to all nations that are in sincere relation with the Turkish Nation. The French Nation feels sorrow for this loss that the Turkish Republic faces today.

Alber Francois LEBRUN. (1871-1950)French President (1932-1940).


In a thousand years of the Middle Eastern history, there was no more famous name than his. Mustafa Kemal’s record has been judged not only by his own people but also by millions in other parts of the world.

Emil LENGYEL. (1885-1974). ret. Prof. Author of They Called Him Ataturk. Chapter IX, pp 189


Mustafa Kemal was not a socialist. But it can be perceived that he is a good organizer, with great understanding, progressive, with good thoughts and an intelligent leader. He is carrying out a war of independence against those plunderers. I am believing that he will break the pride of the imperialists and that he will beat the Sultan together with his friends. (1921 ) 

Vladimir llyich LENIN.  (1870-1924). Leader of the Russian Revolution


Unlike so many national heroes Mustafa Kemal Pasha had an exceptional conception of things extending far beyond the immediate military issue and was aware of fundamental changes in the whole structure of society and culture.

Bernard LEWIS. (1916 – 2018) British historian, Prof. Emeritus Princeton University


Ataturk died in the service of the Turkish people. A seldom leader in the world history

Sir Percy LORAINE (1880-1961). British diplomat


Kemal Ataturk was moreover a great strategist and a tireless worker. He had tremendous ability to lead his people and to inspire their confidence. He is and will remain a guardian of the hopes and anspirations of the rising Turkish generations.

In our times, it is Ataturk who brought Turkey to its current status as a modern republic with his farsighted and courageous political, social and economic reforms. At the same time, it was also he that prepared the foundation of the modern economy that will ensure today Turkey’s attaining the strength to be able to enter the European Economic Community.

Joseph LUNS, (1911-2001) Netherlands’ Minister of Foreign Affairs (1952-1971), Secretary General of NATO (1971-1984)


He was a military-statesman, one of the greatest leaders of our era. He ensured that Turkey got its rightful place among the most advanced nations. Also, he gave the feeling of support and self-confidence to the Turks, that forms the foundation stone of a nation’s greatness. I take great pride in being one of Ataturk’s loyal friends.

General Douglas MacARTHUR (1880-1964). Commander-in-Chief of the Far East Forces WW II, U.S.A.

During his visit in 1932 in Istanbul Ataturk should have prophesied him not only the time, 1941-1945, of the WW II, but also its outcome in bold lines. The Caucasus. 1955

(Why the publication 10 years after the WW II? Ataturk has never humiliated anyone, quite unimaginable, specifically during the visit of his Prime Minister Ismet Inonu in Moscau in 1932. No indication about this prophesy at the MacArthur’s Memorial and Historical Center in Norfolk, Virginia)


Ataturk was a competent commander, a shrewd politician, a statesman of supreme realism. But above all he was a man of the Enlightenment. And the Enlightenment was not made by saints.

Andrew MANGO (1926-2014).In his book Ataturk. 1999. Chaper 28. p. 528


The most valuable criterion of a person’s abilities is the acceptance of his superiority in his field by friend and foe alike. Ataturk is a genious who has achieved this.

Somerset MAUGHAM. (1974-1965). British writer


(3)Dank Gasi Mustafa Kemal wurde der Lausanner Konferenz am 24.7.1923 der Freibrief der neuen Turkei. Die Glocken der christlichen Kathedrale läuteten den Wendepunkt in der Geschichte ein. Zum ersten Mal hat das neuere Europa Asien gegenuber eine Niederlage erlitten. (4)Der Ausdehnungsdrang des Westens nach dem Osten hin war an der Schwelle des asiatischen Kontinents zum Stillstand gekommen.

Dagobert von MIKUSCH. Deutscher Historiker. Gasi Mustafa Kemal. 1929, Seite 304


The presence of that young and ingenious Turkish Leader at Dardanella was probably the most unfortunate occasion for the allied forces.

Alan McCrae MOORHEAD. English Author, War Correspondent.(1910-1983). from his book Gallipoli. 1956


Kemal Ataturk or Kemal Pasha by which name we knew him in those times, was my hero during my youth. I was very moved when I read about his great reforms. I met with great praise the general efforts made by Ataturk on the course of modernizing Turkey. His dynamism, undauntedness and unawareness of fatigue created a great effect on people. He was one of the builders of the modern age in the orient. I continue to be among his greatest admirers.

Jawaharlal NEHRU. (1899-1964). First Prime Minister of India (1947-1964)


Ataturk hatte in den etwa anderthalb Jahrzehnten seiner Prasidentenschaft das Land so stark hinter sich gebracht, dass man ohne Ubertreibung sagen kann, bei seinem vorzeitigen Tode trauerte die gesamte Bevolkerung um ihn, nichts zuletzt ubrigens auch die Minoritaten, die sich unter ihm sicher und kaum mehr diskriminiert gefuhlt hatten.

Fritz NEUMARK. (1900-1991) Finanzwissenschaftler. Prof. an der Universitat Istanbul und Frankfurt. Emigrant in der Turkei. Zuflucht am Bosporus. 1952


Ataturk played a major part in furthering the cause of freedom and peace throughout the world.

Charles-Ferdinand NOTHOMB. (1936-). Foreign Minister of Belgium.


Mustafa Kemal Pascha war es, der durch die grosszugige Aufnahme deutscher Wissenschaftler, die aus Deutschland vertrieben worden waren, die Fortentwicklung der engen kulturellen Beziehungen nach dem Neuanfang entscheidend vorzeichnete. Wir haben diese Geste nie vergessen.

Dirk ONCKEN. Botschafter der BRD. Ankara. DW Dokumente. Ataturk in deutscher Sicht. 1982


Without him, we could not win the Independance War, but even without us he could win it anyway.

Rauf ORBAY (1881-1964). Rear Admiral. His close collaborator

Extraordinary situations can only be mastered by extraordinary leaders. M. Kemal Ataturk was such an extraordinary leader, who created a homeland and prevented the nation from dissolving in the world history

Franz von PAPEN. (1879-1969)Latest Ministerpresident of the Weimar Republic and the last Third Reich’s Ambassador to Turkey (1939-1944)


“I salute with respect the memory of brave chief commander Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on behalf of Jews and the State of Israel. Atatürk has changed the flow of history and created a new one…  His call for peace at home, peace in world is still being echoed in the entire world.”

Shimon PEREZ. Israel’s President. Registration at Anitkabir on November 11, 2007

A visionary stateman, burst on the sceneat a time when the Turks had lost faith in themselves, after the Ottoman Empire the sick man of Europe had crumbled and collapsed. Never lost sight of his untimate goal to unite the Turks and to create a modern state.

Nicole  Hugh POPE. Columnist, writer, Turkey analist, consultant. Turkey Unveiled. 1997. Ch. 4 Ataturk, Immortal Leader. p.51


A man of iron in a situation which would break any man of less durable metal. One of the hardest and soberest leaders in the world today.

Clair PRICE.. Writer and Colomnist. Mustafa Kemal Pasha, the Man. Fortnightly Review. Vol. CXII. Jul-Dec 1922


The most dominent personality in the Turkish history with practical sense, always mindful of the need for a leader to think ahead. Wisdom was his great characteristic.

Morgan Philips PRICE. (1886-1973). Writer. Member House of Commons (1931-1959). . A History of Turkey. From Empire to Republic. 1956. p. 135


Kemal Ataturk is one of the great figures of the 20th century.

Glenn REYNOLDS. Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee, and author of the weblog Instapundit.


Die Turkei ist eines der grossen Verdienste, dieses bedeutenden Staatsmannes, der sein Volk nach der Katastrophe des ersten Weltkrieges zu einer neuen nationalen Unabhängigkeit gebracht hat.

Ernst REUTER. (1889-1953). Burgermeister von Berlin nach dem 2. Weltkrieg, Emigrant in der Turkei 1935-1946. DW Dokumente. Ataturk in deutscher Sicht. 1982


I obtained information concerning Mustafa Kemal from someone who knows him very well. When talking with Foreign Minister Litvinov of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, he said that in his opinion, the most valuable and interesting statesman in all of Europe does not live in Europe today, but beyond the Bosphorus, he lives in Ankara, and that this was the President of the Turkish Republic, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Franklin D. ROOSEVELT (1882-1945). President of the United States of America. 1933-1945


In den 15 Jahren seiner Praesidentenschaft praegte Ataturk seinen eigenen Stil. Er war weder der kranke Mann, der sich auf Bajonette stutzt, der durch ein pronunciamento zur Macht gelangte politisierende General spanisch-sudamerikanischer Praegung, noch auch von der sozialistischen Massenbewegung herkommende Volkstribun wie Mussolini. Er unterschied sich von jeglichen Despoten, indem er, wie ein Hellseher, den Sinn fur Mass und Grenzen genau kannte.

Friedrich von RUMMELl. Konsul und Botschafter in der Turkei. DW Dokumente. Ataturk in deutscher Sicht. 1982.


(3)Schoolboys in Europe are at present taught in their lessons on contemporary history, that one of the victories of the Entente at the end of 1918 was the victory over Turkey. Now, the truth is, that if the victor is the country that gains everything in the treaty of piece at Lausanne, and the defeated are those who lose all the privileges they enjoyed in that country before the war, there is no doubt that it is Turkey which had won the war against us.

Count Carlo SFORZA (1872-1952), Italian Foreign Minister (1920-1921). Makers of Modern Europe. 1930 (p. 346)


Ataturk is a fresh and a brave leader because he did not get involved with the beliefs of old. We can say that he is the most powerful statesman of Europe today and there is no doubt that he is the most corageous and original statesman of all.

Herbert SIDEBOTHAM. (1872–1940). The Manchester Guardian’s military correspondent.


Ataturk s life and achievements will continue to be a source of inspiration not only for the Turkish nation but also for the free nations of the world

Chiang-Kai SHEK. (1887-1975). President of the Republic of China in Taiwan


This remarkable Turk has made Turkey once more proud after her race, her history and her language and vastly more hopeful than she has been for centuries. A serious warrior, strong, confident, thoughtful, hard and straightforward, he was a kind and gentle statesman as well as a perfect President. Every Ambassador  felt honoured to be representant of his own country during his presidential era.

Charles H. SHERRILL. (1867-1936). US Ambassador to Turkey 1932-33. A Year s Embassy to Mustafa Kemal. 1934


Ataturk was an apostle of democracy, one of the greatest leaders, not only in this century but in history.

Joshua SOLARZ (1940-2010). United States Congressional Representative from New York


Ich kannte seine Grosse, sein Werk, seinen Lebenslauf, seine Taten vor meiner Ernennung als Botschafter. Nachdem ich aber die Probleme des Landes erlebt und gesehen habe, ist mir Ataturk jeden Tag noch grosser geworden.

Gustav Adolf SONNENHOL. Botschafter in Ankara. 1971-1977. DW Dokumente. Ataturk in deutscher Sicht. 1982


Ataturk besass solch eine Wirkung auf die Menschen, die ihm begegneten, dass er alles in seiner Umgebung verändern konnte. Es gab auch andere Menschen, die diese Wirkung empfanden. Interessanterweise ist einer dieser Menschen Lloyd George, den Ataturk im Schlachtfeld besiegt hatte. Aber diese Wirkungskraft von Ataturk besass eine besondere Eigenschaft, die auch lange Zeit so in Erinnerung blieb.

Norman STONE. Prof. of Oxford and Bilkent University. Ataturk, das Erwachen einer Nation. 23.11.2009


But, of course, President Ataturk, I suppose was one of the early great generals and of course, it was partly his brilliance on the peninsula of Gallipoli that held the day and then he was very generous and magnaminous in victory and later, when President, said to those who came to visit the scene as a memorial that they had left their sons there and they were buried there and beautifully looked after but that Turkey regarded them as her sons now and they were all friends now and it is very remarkable that we are staunch allies now and in NATO together have kept the peace for forty years and we must continue to be staunch allies.

The work of Ataturk as a great statesman and the founder of modernTurkey is wisely recognized in Britain. As Turkey’s first president he became a close and respected friend of Britain. We salute his memory and wish all fortune to Turkey and her people.

Margaret THETCHER (1925-) Prime Minister of Great Britain. Remarks arriving in Istanbul. 1990 Apr 24 Tu


In the 1920s Kemal Ataturk put through what was perhaps as revolutionary a program as has ever been carried out in any country deliberately and systematically in so short a span of time. It was as in our Western world, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the secularist revolution at the end of the 17th century, the French revolution and the industrial revolution had all been telescoped into a single lifetime and been made compulsory by law.

There were no concentration camps. And once the special tribunals had been disbanded, there were no show trials, no purges that exiled or murdered hundreds of thousands of people.

Arnold TOYNBEE. (1889-1975). British historian


In the life of a nation it is very seldom that changes to such a radical degree were carried out in such a short period of time… Without a doubt, those who have done these extraordinary activities have earned the attributes of a great man in the complete sense of the word. And because of this, Turkey can be proud of itself. (October 31, 1933)

Eleftherios VENIZELOS. 1864-1936.  Prime Minister of Greece


Ataturk war kein Revolutionaer, sondern ein wilder und brutaler Reformer und Diktator, der die Nation mit Fusstritt in das neue Jahrhundert gewalttaetig schob.

Ein abscheulicher, ekelhafter Vorwurf, der von keinem Mund eines Deutschen selbst uber ihren Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, der ihre Heimat vernichtete und die Nation erniedrigte, zu horen ist. Aus dem Gespraech “Buhler Begegnungen” mit Peter Foss “Wo endet Europa, Herr Verheugen?” in der 3 SAT TV Sendung am 6. Oktober 2004. Zwei Jahre spaeter wurde Gunter Verheugen vom turkischen Ministerpraesidenten ausgezeichnet. TRT-INT.

Gunter VERHEUGEN.(1944-). Vizepraesident der Europaeischen Kommission, zustaendig fur Unternehmen und Industrie.


Ataturk belongs not only to Turkey but to Humanity. I cannot express in words the emotion with which I bent before the tomb of the immortal Creator on the Turkish Republic.

Jorge Blanco VILLALTA. (1909-2003).Embajador Extraordinario y Plenipotenciario de la Republica Argentina, Ataturk. 1979


Ataturk was one of the great men of this century. He stood for and strove to achieve in his lifetime what we in the United Nations are trying to do in the turbulent world of today

Kurt WALDHEIM. (1918-2007). The 4th United Nations Secretary General. 1972-1981; The President of Austria 1986-1992.


I do hereby proclaim October 29, 2011 as Turkish Republic Day in Ottawa.

Je proclame par la presente le 29 octobre 2011 Journee de la Republique turque a Ottawa.

I. Jim WATSON. Mayor of City of Ottawa


During the time of Ataturk Turkey was the only country of the revolutionary world with no political prisoners or exiles. (p. 112) The first time in history the Turkish bond issue has been accepted without a guarantee. (p.136). The shape of his life has had a single content: His dream of Turkey. A leader par excellence. (p. 151)

Donald Everett WEBSTER. (1901-2003). Prof. of Social Science at International College Izmir (1931-1934); Officer of Staregic Services 1942-43. The first US Cutural Attachee to Turkey (1943-1951). The Turkey of Ataturk. Social Process in the Turkish Reformation. 1933


Ataturk war einer der wahrhaft bedeutenden Staatsmanner unseres Jahrhunderts. Seine brennende Liebe zum Vaterland liess ihn unermudlich fur Unabhangigkeit und Integritat der Turkei zu kampfen.

Richard von WEIZSAECKER (1920-). President der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1984-1994


Mustafa Kemal is not only creator of modern Turkey, not only a military commandor, but a far-reaching diplomat against the Western Powers.

H. Charles WOOD Colomnist. Mustafa Kemal Pasha. His Career, Power and Achievements. Fortnightly Review. Vol. CXXII. Jul-Dec 1927


The imdominable courage of Ataturk in battle and his great achievement in laying the foundations of the new Turkish state have continued to inspire people all over the world. Today, we stand shoulter to shoulter with our Turkish brothers in paying tribute to his memory.

Muhammad ZIA ul-HAQ. (924-1988). President of Pakistan

Contributions from the world s press, media, newspapers, publications

The Library of Congress published its first Ataturk Bibliography in 1974 at the 50th anniversary of the Republic 1923-1973, titled Ataturk and Turkey; a Bibliography, 1919-1938.

The bibliography Kemal Ataturk. A Centennial Bibliography (1881-1981) published for the centennial year 1981 of Turkey s eternal chief Kemal Ataturk, lists over 2400 entries, chiefly in English, articles, books doctoral dissertations, papers presented at many symposia, conferences and motion pictures. No other world leader of the 20th century has such a rich collection of publications.

 Library of Congress.  Washington, D.C .Kemal Ataturk. A Centennial Bibliography (1881-1981) 1984


ATATURK DIES AT 58; TURKS WILL ELECT A SUCCESSOR TODAY

By Ataturk s death Turkey has lost her great creator, a nation its great Chief and humanity a great son. We offer deepest condolences in their great loss. Our only consolation in our affliction is our attachment to his great work.

As soldier and statesman Kemal Ataturk ranks high in the history of his country. He was without doubt one of the ablest national leaders of the post-war period. The one dictator who let his works speak for him, he was also the only one who actually created the state he ruled.

Ataturk had the confidence of the Turkish people. The continuation of his work he bequeathed to the Turkish nation. The Turkish people will make it live eternally. Turkish youth will always defend the Turkish republic, its precious legacy, and will march alone the path Ataturk traced. Kemal Ataturk will live always.

The New York Times.  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1938


In no other country have women advanced this rapidly. It is truly and unique event in history for a nation to change to this degree.

Daily Telegraph Newspaper, England


Ob die Wirkung Kemals sich nur aus das nationale Gebiet beschranken wird, ob er nicht als Erloser der islamkischen Welt. noch eine grossere Mission zu erfullen hat, werden die kommenden Ereignisse selbst zeigen. Was auch die Zukunft mit sich bringen mag, das turkische volk ist heute berechtigt, Mustafa Kemal Pascha als Held der nationalen Freiheit zu feiern und auf ihn uberall stolz zu sein; denn er hat nicht nur in die Gescichte der Turkei, sondern auch in die Weltgeschichte einen glanzvollen Einzug in der Reihe der der grossen nationalen Befreier gehalten.

Munchner Neueste Nachrichten. 29. Marz 1921. Nr. 222


The world, by no means and at no time, has witnessed such an exciting event as the re-founding of Turkey with a Western point of view and belief.

Social Demokraten Newspaper, Sweden


Father of Turkish democracy is also a military genius.

MHQ. The Quarterly Journal of Military History


History has seen many great people. It has seen Alexander the Great’s, Napoleon’s, Washington’s. However, in the twentieth century the record for greatness was broken by Ataturk, this Turkish son of the Turkish Nation.

L’IIIustration Newspaper, France


Ataturk, der Vater, politischer, kultureller und diplomatischer Fuhrer  der Turkenheit und der neuen Turkei

Neue Basler Zeitung, 10. Nov. 1938. Nr. 284


Vater der Turken, Kemal Ataturk, heute morgen gestorben. Parlamentssitzung Freitag. 11 Uhr. Ein Wille, aus Granit und eine unerschopfliche Arbeitskraft waren das Fundament dieses Wirkens. Der Geist Kemal Ataturks, auf unzahligen Gebieten produktiv oder anregend, hatte ein neues nationalbewusstes und rastlos tatiges Staatswesen geschaffen.

Hamburger Tageblatt, 10. Nov. 1938. Nr. 308


Der Retter der Turkei. Mit ungeheuer Tatkraft ging nun Kemal daran, aus dem turkisch-asiatischen einen modernen Staat zu machen und das turkische Volk bis in seine letzten Gebrauche zu reformieren. Es wurde in einem rasen Tempo Ordnung im Lande geschaffen.

Hamburger Nachrichten. 10. Nov. 1938. Nr. 311


Ataturk, hervorragende Personlichkeit der Weltgeschichte, Soldat und Staatsmann zugleich, hat den Lorbeeren, die er sich in den siegreichen Kampfen von 1911 bis 1922 erworben hatte, die Lorbeeren seiner Friedenstaten hinzugefugt.

Volkischer Beobachter. 11. Nov. 1938. Nr. 315


Auf Fuhrer s Befehl, als Zeichen der Trauer um das verstorbene Staatsoberhaupt der turkischen Republik, haben die Prasidialkanzlei des Fuhrers und Reichskanzlers, die Reichskanzlei, das Auswaertige Amt und der Reichstag ihre Dienstflaggen fur zwei Tage auf Halbmast gesetzt.

Volkischer Beobachter. Nr. 316 vom 12.11.1938.


ATATURK CENTENNIAL PROCLAMATIONS ISSUED BY CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

Upon initiative of Prof. Talat Halman, the first Turkish Cultural Attache at the United Nations.

Ann Arbor, MI. May 19, 1981

Baltimore, MD. November 10, 1981

Boston, MA. October 29, 1981

Bridgeport, CT. Oct. 29, 2012

Chicago, IL. May 19, 1981

Cleveland, OH. October 29, 1981

College Station, TX. October and November 1981

Columbus, OH. October 29, 1981

Connecticut, State of. October 29, 2012

Detroit, MI, May 19, 1981

Flint, MI. May 19, 1981

Grand Rapids, MI. May 19, 1981

Honolulu, HA. May 19, 1982

Kalamazoo, MI. May 19, 1981

Lansing, MI. May 19, 1981

Lublock, TX. September and October 1981

New Haven, CT. Oct.ober 29, 2012

New York, NY. May 19 1981

Philadelphia, PA. October 29, 1981

Pittsburgh, PA. May 19, 1981

Poughkeepsie, NY. May 19, 1981

San Francisco, CA. April 23, 1981

San Francisco, CA. October 29, 1981

Seattle, WA. May 19, 1982

Stamford, CT. October 29, 2012

Toledo, OH. May 19, 1981

Troy, MI. May 19, 1981

West Haven, CT. October 29, 2012

Wixom, MI. May 19, 1981

In Canada

Ottawa, ON

November 10, 1938. The date Ataturk died on.

Ataturk s state funeral was an event such as the country had never seen before. Specifically in that very critical year 1938, the eve of the most fatal, gruesam, disastrous, scary, dreadful, horrific, terrifying Second World War, as the whole world crucially balanced on the razor s edgeseventeen countries had sent special brass representativesnine contributed armed detachments to the cortege to parade in front of his coffin, that the world has never witnessed in the history. 

Andrew MANGO (1926-).In his book Ataturk. Chapter 28, p. 526.

DUNYADA  ATATURK

Monument in Yehud, Israel

PLACE ATATURK – Vise / BELCium

Belcika nın Almanya siniri yakininda, Vise kentine bagli Cheratte kasabasinda bulunan Mustafa Kemal Ataturk un adini tasiyan meydan, bolgedeki Turkler in gurur kaynagi. Maden ocaklarinda çalismak icin Belcika ya gelen Turk ailelerin yasadigi bolgede, Turkiye ve Ataturk hayrani Vise Belediye Baskani Marcel Neven in girisimi ile 2003 te asilan 2002 yilinda once bir caddeye ve hemen yanindaki meydana Ataturk adi verilmisti.


KEMAL ATATURK AVENUE – Dhaka / BANGLADESH

THE ATATURK AVENUE – Islamabad / PAKISTAN

Bilgisunar(internet)`dan maps.google.com dan caddeleri gorebiliyorsunuz.

ATATURK STATUE – Mexico City / MEXICA

Meksika`nın baskenti Mexico City`de 1910 yilinda yaptirilan ve Osmanlı Saati olarak bilinen tarihi saat kulesi, Turkiye`den binlerce kilometre uzakliktaki ülkenin Osmanlı izlerini tasiyan tek yapisi olarak yukseliyor. Meksika da ayrıca bir Ataturk aniti da yer aliyor.Osmanlı saat kulesi, baskentin tarihi Zocalo meydani yakinlarindaki Venustiano Carranza ve Bolivar sokaklarinin kesistigi kösede bulunuyor.Cinilerle bezenmis saat kulesinin üzerindeki levhada, Ispanyolca “Osmanli Cemaatinden Meksika`ya-Eylül 1910” yaziyor.Saat kulesinin, Meksika`nın bagimsizliginin 100. yil dönümünü kutlamak üzere, Meksika`ya göc eden cogu Lubnan ve Arap kokenli Osmanli vatandasi tarafindan hediye edildigi belirtiliyor. Saatinde hem Latince hem de Arapca sayilarin kullanıldigi kulenin acilisinin, 22 Eylul 1910 tarihinde, dönemin Meksika Cumhurbaskani Guillermo de Landa ile Osmanli 100. Yil Komitesi Baskani, Osmanli vatandasi Antonio Letayf tarafindan yapildigi biliniyor.1970`li yillarin sonunda Lubnan asilli Meksika vatandaslari, saat kulesinin atalariniın mali katkisiyla yapıldigini ileri sürerek, levhadaki  Osmanlıi kelimesini Lubnan olarak degistirtmis, ancak Turk Buyukelciliginin cabalari sonucu 1986 yilinda Osmanli kelimesi levhaya yeniden yazdirilmistir.Meksika`da ki Ataturk Aniti TİSK tarafindan La Reforma caddesine yaptirilmis.

MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK STREET – Santo Domingo / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Calle Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dominik Cumhuriyeti (İspanyolca Republica Dominicana, okunusu Republika Dominikana), Karayiplerdeki Hispanyola adainda yer alan bir ülkedir. Hispanyola, Porto Riko`nun batisinda, Küba ve Jamaika`nin dogusunda yer alir. Venezuela ile deniz siniri vardır. Adanıin bati kisminda Haiti bulunur.
Dominik Cumhuriyeti Avrupalilarin Amerika kitalarında ilk olusturduklari yerlesimdir. Baskenti, Santo Domingo da Amerika lardaki ilk sömürge baskentiydi.
Bagimsizliginin buyuk bir bolumunde ulkede siyasi buhran yasanmis, halki temsil etmeyen ve baskici pek cok hukumet tarafindan idare edilmistir. 1961 de diktator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina nın olumunden sonra Dominik Cumhuriyeti temsili demokrasiye gecmistir.
Yaklasik 10 milyon nufusa sahip.

ATATURK Statue   Be er Sheva / ISRAEL

Sderot David Tuviyahu ile Ali Daivis caddelerinin kesistigii yerde.

ATATURK MONUMENT – Amsterdam / HOLLAND

AMSTERDAM`ın kuzeyinde ATATURK ANITI.1964 yilindan bu yana bir cok GURBETCI Amsterdam a yerleşmisti. Ford fabrikasina ve NDSM in tersanelerinde calismak icin buraya getirilen isciler eskiden Klaprozenweg olan simdi ise Ataturk sokagi olarak anilan bölgenin kuzeyindeki ahsap barakalara yerleştirildiler ve buraya halk arasinda Turk koyu dediler.

Anisina buraya 1978`de bir Ataturk aniti diktiler.

Anitta Hollandaca ve Turkce olarak Yurtta Sulh, Dunyada Sulh yazili Amsterdam da su anda yaklasik 40.000  Turk Hollandali yasamaktadir. (2012)ATATURK Straat Stadsdeel Noord, Tuindorp,Oostzaan Nederland Vanaf 1964 vestigden zich vele Turkse gastarbeiders in Amsterdam-Noord. Zij waren hier naar toe gehaald om te werken in de Fordfabriek en de scheepswerven van NDSM. De gastarbeiders woonden in houten barakken ten noorden van de Klaprozenweg, nu de straat Atatürk, die in de volksmond Turksedorp heette. Ter herinnering hieraan staat op die plek een monument voor Kemal Ataturk. Op het gedenkteken staat de tekst Vrede in huis, vrede in de wereld in het Turks en in het Nederlands. Op dit moment telt Amsterdam zon 40.000 Turkse Nederlanders.(2012)

ATATURK ANITI – Wellington / NEW ZEALAND

THE ATATURK MEMORIAL IN WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND. M. K. Ataturk Memorial; – is situated on a ridge above Tarakina Bay, Wellington Capitol of New Zealand, the Ataturk Memorial looks out over Cook Strait and the site was chosen for its remarkable likeness; – to the landscape of the Gallipoli Peninsula, in Turkey.M. K. Ataturk Aniti; Tarakina koyu, başkent Wellington`ta. Anıt Cook Boğazı`na bakıyor, burasını Gelibolu Yarımadası`na benzemesinden dolayı secmisler.

Mustafá Kemal Ataturk – Caracas / VENEZUELA


Reconocido como fundador del moderno estado Turco,
La plaza Santa Sofía, municipio Baruta.

Havana / CUBA

Baska hicbir yabanci devlet adamin heykeli bulunmamaktadir!

Reconocido como fundador del moderno estado Turco,
La plaza Santa Sofía, municipio Baruta.

Havana / CUBA

Canberra / AUSTRALIA

Anzac Savaş Anıtı karsisinda ki Ataturk Aniti.
The memorial is opposite the Australian War Memorial on ANZAC Parade in Canberra

 Albany / BATI AVUSTRALYA

The Ataturk Channel

Albany has commemorated our Anzac links by naming the channel, between King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour, Ataturk Channel. There is also a large statue of Ataturk looking out over the channel.
In memory of KEMAL ATATURK 1881-1938

Founder and President of Modern Turkey

Against whose brave forces Australian and New Zealand Troops Fought so gallantly at Gallipoli. The entrance to Princess Royal Harbour from which many of those Australian troops sailed. Is named ATATURK ENTRANCE
ANZAC Day – April 25 1985
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)
Founder of the modern Republic of Turkey. Commander in Chief of the Turkish forces in Gallipoli.
His famous words are: PEACE AT HOME PEACE IN THE WORLD
At a dawn service in 1934 in Gallipoli referring to the ANZAC troops

Sculpture by Burhan Alkar
Architects : Howard and Associates
Supported by : Turkish Prime Ministerial Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, City of Albany and Australian Government.
Donated to the City of Albany by Turkish Australian Culture House. Inc. Perth, 25 April 2001

Bükreş / ROMANYA

Statuia lui Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Santiago /SILI

Sili nin baskenti Santiago da Apoguindo Caddesi Novigod Parki ndaki Ataturk Aniti.

Sili nin baskenti Santiago`da belediye, kentte yasayan kisilerin örnek almasi icin bir parka, Ataturk un sozlerinin yer aldigi rolyefini yaptirdigi bildirildi.
YAZININ TÜRKÇESİ

Turkiye Cumhuriyeti`nin kurucusu, vatainin fedakar ve sadik hizmetkari, benzeri olmayan kahraman, insanlik idealinin canli emsali… Bütün hayatini Türk Milletine vakfetmis, milletine kendi ruhunu, atesini vermiştir. Hatırasi milletinin ruhunu atesli tutan sonmez bir mesale olarak yasamaktadir!

Statue of Mustafa Kemal ATATURK – Kusimoto / JAPONYA

Kushimoto’daki Atatürk Heykelinde saygı duruşunda bulunan bir japon. Kushimoto / Japonya

Statue of Mustafa Kemal ATATURK
Kashino, Kushimoto, Higashimuro District, Vakayama, Japonya

18 Eylul 1890`da ERTUGRUL FIRKATEYNI Kushimoto aciklarinda tayfuna yakalaninca kayalara carparak batmisti.

Amiral Osman Bey dahil 655 mürettebattan, sadece 69 kisi kurtulabildi.
Sehitler arasinda Hasan Ali  Yücel in annesi Neyyire Hanim tarafindan dedesi ve Can Yücel in büyükdedesi Kaptan Ali Bey de bulunmaktaydi.
Kazada ölenlerin anisina Kusimotoda bir anit yapilmistir. İlk anit Japonlar tarafindan 1891de dikilirken, 1929 yilinda yine Japonlar tarafindan genisletilmistir. Sehitlik Aniti, 3 Haziran 1929 tarihinde Japon İmparatoru tarafindan da ziyaret edilmiştir. 1937de Türkiye tarafından restore edilen anıt önünde her yıl düzenli olarak anma törenleri yapılmaktadır.

Kusimoto kasabasi Mersin ve Yakakent ile kardes sehirdir. Kusimotoda bir de müze bulunmaktadır. 1974 yilinda insa edilen Turk Muzesi nde Ertugrul Fırkateyninin maketi, gemideki asker ve komutanlarin fotograflari ve heykelleri bulunmaktadir.

39th Air Base Wing Honor Guard present a wreath in honor of the 71st anniversary of Ataturk’s death during the Memorial Day.

The U.S. European Command (EUCOM),Stuttgart/Germany.

Rotterdam – Utrecht / HOLLAND

Hollanda da iki farkli sehirde.
ATATURKSTRAAT -3066 VS ROTTERDAM,

KEMAL ATATURKSTRAAT – 3573 PA UTRECHT

 MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK MARG CADDESI – Yeni Delhi /HINDISTAN

MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK MARG CADDESI,

KONSOLOSLUKLAR BOLGESI – YENI DELHI / HINDISTAN

Largo Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – Roma / ITALY

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Largo Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
00144 Roma, Italia


World leaders and press pay tribute to Ataturk

● UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The name of Atatürk reminds mankind of the historical accomplishments of one of the greatest men of this century: His leadership gave inspiration to the Turkish nation, farsightedness in the understanding of the modern world, and courage and power as a military leader. It is without a doubt that another example can not be shown indicating greater successes than the birth of the Turkish Republic, and ever since then Atatürk’s and Turkey’s broad and deep reforms undertaken, as well as the confidence of a nation in itself.

John F. KENNEDY, President of the United States of America
Washington D.C., November 10, 1963 on the 25th Commemoration of Ataturk’s death

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He was a soldier-statesman, one of the greatest leaders of our era. He ensured that Turkey got its rightful place among the most advanced nations of the world. He has given to Turks the sense of self-confidence and endurance to the Turks, that forms the foundation stone of a nation’s greatness. I take great pride in being one of Atatürk’s loyal friends.

General Douglas MACARTHUR, Commander-in-Chief of the Far East Forces, U.S.A.

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In connection with the permanent memorial facility for Kemal Atatürk, I take pride in presenting my congratulations to Turkey. Your great country that is advancing on the course that he demonstrated has obtained very significant successes. This ceremony that is being held to commemorate the memory of Atatürk, the architect of progress and Turkish unity, is a very appropriate respect to a person who became a source of inspiration to free peoples throughout the world.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America
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During a conversation with the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Soviet Union, Litvinov, I asked him who was, according to him, the most valuable and remarkable statesman of Europe. He replied that, the most valuable and interesting leader in the world was the President of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. My sorrow is that, it is no longer possible to fulfill my strong wish to meet this great man.

Franklin D. ROOSEVELT (U.S. President, 1928)
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One of the most talented leaders of the post WW II  period.

New York Times

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From the stage of the world passed one of the most attentive and attractive men of history.

Chicago Tribune

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He had an embracing-like extraordinary leadership strength. He was vigilant, energetic, and intelligent.

Gladys Baker (Reporter)

● UNITED KINGDOM

The death of Atatürk, who saved Turkey during the war and revived the Turkish nation, is not only a loss for his country, but it is also a great loss for Europe. The sincere tears that people from all classes have shed, are nothing more then the true reflection of this great man – the Father of the modern Turkey. 

The sincere tears shed after him by all classes of people is nothing other than an appropriate manifestation to this great hero and modern Turkey’s Ata.

Winston CHURCHILL, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1938)

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We meet genius people very rarely in centuries.  It is so unlucky that, in this century that great genius person belongs to the Turkish Nation. 

The centuries rarely produce a genius. Look at this bad luck of ours, that great genius of our era was granted to the Turkish nation.

D. Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Fifty years before this we heard the name of Mustafa Kemal as a distinguished Turkish Commander. Later, with the establishment of peace, he got the opportunity to put forth his characteristics as a statesman and as one of the great national leaders, he gained one of the most eminent ranks in history. We remember that courageous and heroic soldier with respect and that statesman, the true father of modern Turkey with praise and gratitude.

Sir Alexander Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Atatürk was one of the greatest statesman of everyone who has lived and died throughout history. At no time did he dwell on the period in which he lived, he would see the future and accordingly would carry out a task.

Lord Patrick Kinross
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Ataturk is one of the leading statesmen of the after war period. He formed a class on his own and he was unique from all points.  The Fortnightly
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Europe has lost one of the few creative statesmen that have appeared after the war.  Spectator
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In our age no name has created such great respect, as has done the name Atatürk.  Observer
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England salutes the great man, that England has known first as a brave and noble enemy, then as a faithful friend. Sunday Times
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He was a no-like other statesman. He achieved works that dictators, who could not endure the free order, did not and could not achieve. Word Price
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He has secured a life full of freedom and trust that no prior generation had seen… His successes have made Turkey a European state and changed the Near-East’s history. Times Journal
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The Turkish Republic’s Head of State, Kemal Atatürk, embodied in his person the following estimable qualities that we are not used to see in other leaders: modesty, competency and success. The Truth Magazine
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Atatürk was a head, which waved like a Turkish Flag in the Turkish People’s soul. Daily Telegraph
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The presence of that young and genius Turkish Chief at the Dardanelles at that very moment, is one of the most painful strikes in history to the allied side. Alan Moorehead (Writer)
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Having not pondered in vain with old sciences, Atatürk was a fresh and brave thinking leader. As we can say that Atatürk is today’s strongest Statesman of Europe, he’s without doubt the most brave and original of all statesmen. Herbert Sidebotham (Writer)
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To grasp in depth any event, the power to get into immediate action when a way out is seen, is one of the primary sources of his authentic authority (1923). Grace Ellison (Journalist)

● GERMANY

Atatürk has left Turkey without a single enemy. This is something that no other state leader of our time has succeeded in doing.

German Volkischer Beobachter Journal
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Germany is amazed with Atatürk’s work and struggle. It sees in him, his historic monument, a powerful figure that will stay as a symbol for all the people who love freedom.

Berlin, German Agency
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He is not a simple dictator who is after personal benefit and glory, but a hero who is trying hard to lay a solid foundation for generations to come.

Prof. Walter L. WRIGHT Jr.
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The ones who want to restore peace and health in this painful world, and who want mankind to develop not only materially but also morally, must take as an example and ponder upon Atatürk’s galvanization and course.

Professor Herbert Melzig (Historian)
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By looking at his piece of work, which is Turkey, one could judge his historical greatness. This true people’s leader and statesman who has united his iron will and zeal, his intelligence seeing the future and his wisdom, has brought a very different soul to the villages of the far and desolate corners of the Anatolian mountains.

Illustrierte Magazine
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By maintaining an affection for his people and for mankind and the world, Ataturk shows an exciting stage to the world about what a genius can create.

Herbert Melzig

● FRANCE

Because of the 25th year of Atatürk’s death, I want to express the feelings of loyal friendship felt for the Turkish nation by the French nation. Today, Turkish history even more than ever is inseparable from Western and European history. Atatürk’s efforts in this direction were not left without results. The friendship between our countries that has surpassed hundreds of years, has formed the foundation for this development.

Charles de GAULLE, President of France
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All of mankind’s signs appear immediately in him. Noelle Journal
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While the Old Ottoman Empire disappears like an illusion, the foundation of the national Turkish State is the most impressive success of this era. Mustafa Kemal has exposed a monumental piece of work. Atatürk’s brilliant success has been an example for all the colonies.

Maurice Baumant (Professor)
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He was a great man… a political genius. Excelsior Journal
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One of the world’s modern, greatest figures. Le Jour-Echo de Paris
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The Turks who are the most loyal of all nations, will never forget that Atatürk was a savior of the nation. Noell Roger Journal
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In the great man standing in front of me… there could be no doubt in his words.

Claude Farrer (Writer)
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Today’s Turks… who terrified Europe centuries ago… are standing next to this great master, with a strong and energetic Turkey.

Pierre Dominique (Journalist)
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The man who hanged the centuries!… France, Paris media
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The work that Ataturk has achieved, with intelligent and peaceful methods, will leave traces in the history of mankind.

Albert LEBRUN (French President)
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In a country where all the actual ranks have been removed, this man has won all the ranks. In that country, the most respectful name has been given to him.

Marcel Sauvage (Journalist)
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This could be presented to mankind as an example of untested philosophy. Atatürk has done in ten years, the work that could take centuries.

Gerrad Tongas (Writer)
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Atatürk has shown the miracle of modernizing a nation in a few years.

Paris-Le Temps
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After the signing of the Ankara Treaty with the new Turkish State, French Prime Minister stated to the Assembly, “he has betrayed us, he has come to terms with wild brigands, with Mustafa Kemal followers: The ones that you named wild brigands the hero Mustafa Kemal and all his soldiers, had they been here, we would have erected their statues one by one. I’m proud to have signed such an heroic treaty. (1921)

French Prime Minister BRIAND
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In turn, a revolutionary and a rebel, then becoming a glorious commander, the “Father of Turks” has created the New Turkey, expelled the sultans, has given freedom to women, abolished the fez, and made a radical revolution in his country.

From Paris-Soir
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It can be said that without him, the Islamic world would have waited another fifty years to find its way.

Berthe Georges-Gaulis
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He looks like a great mountain. The ones living on its foot cannot see that greatness. In order to grasp the greatness of this mountain, one must look at it from far away.

Claude FARRER (French Writer)
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In order to show a part of Kemal Atatürk’s character, I want to make a point. He was relating one of his wars. Suddenly he stopped: you see, he said: I’ve won many victories. But even after the greatest of them each night, I feel a deep sorrow inside of me by thinking about all the soldiers who died in the battlefield. Could one be amazed about the chief who has created miracles to his country, other then his courage and intelligence, to have such a great heart?

George BENNES – Vu Journal (1938)
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The great thinkers of the period have proclaimed in their books and in conferences that, Turkey would never change and would die without changing. However it has changed without dying. Has even changed from the root and from top to bottom. Beliefs, traditions and methods broke down. They have swept away from the country the last remains like the foreign battleships and capitulations. Turkey had changed its soul. Totally and as one could imagine is possible.

Raymond CARTIER (Le Nouvelliste Journal)


● AFGHANISTAN

He was not only a great man for Turkey, but he was also a great leader for the Eastern People.

Emanullah HAN (Afghan King)

● ALBANIA

The Turkish People are in mourning because they have lost the unique chief who created the New Turkey.

Stipsi Journal

● AUSTRIA

He was a man of great ideas, a state architect.

Neue Freie Presse, Vienna
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Atatürk is such a man that, he does not dream. He knows what he wants, he does what he knows, and he does not want something that he cannot do.

Krippel (Austrian sculptor)

● BELGIUM

Atatürk is the man who created the biggest truth of the twentieth century.

Kponhag-Nasyonal Tidende
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Atatürk is the only statesman who has served his people in that magnitude, in such a short time.

Libre Belgique Journal

● BULGARIA

No country has reached a strong and speedy modernization movement from the root, as was achieved by the Father of the New Turkey.

Bulgarian Dness Journal

 ●CHINA

Ataturk is an elder and father of the entire Asian continent.

 Chinese Press

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The people of China, we all are in mourning with Turkey. The death of the leader of a great nation, who was much loved by the Turkish people, has not only left an emptiness and void for Turkey, but also for our continent, and the world.
Chinese Press

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Mustafa Kemal is the heart of a new Turkey. He has built a strong new country from a worn-out nation, and with his unequaled character and energy, he has earned the respect and trust of everyone.

 Ma Shao-Cheng (Writer)

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 If history had a heart, it surely would be jealous of Mustafa Kemal.

 Tchang Yang Yee Pan Newspaper, 1958

● DENMARK

Atatürk was the giant-like sign of character and talent. He was the man who created the twentieth century’s most splendid event.

National Tidence Journal

● EGYPT

He was one of the most extraordinary persons of the era, even perhaps of entire history. Egyptian Journal

● FINLAND

Atatürk was an extraordinarily talented statesman, one of the most important figures of post-war history.

Hufvud Stadbladet Journal

● GERMANY

On November 10, the entire world, and we Germans as well, remember with praise the life and works of a person to whom we are attached with friendship and respect. Atatürk always tried to establish firm ties between Turkey and Europe.
Prof. Ludwig Erhard, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany
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I am the child of a generation that knows closely Turkish-German friendship. At an early age I saw a man’s heroism’s, the services he carried out and the self-sacrifices he undertook for his country. This man was Mustafa Kemal. Today I comprehend even better that this person was a great statesman. He was great, because he used all his courage for his nation, his country to save his homeland at an unlucky moment. He was great, because he directed his nation towards the absolute necessity of adjusting them to the necessities of history. He was great, because he always knew how to defend suitable limits and he did not go beyond the limits that would put his work into danger. Courageousness and his own courageousness was intelligent enough as well to be able to draw the limits.
Kurt G. Kiesinger, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany

● GREECE

Turkey is in possession of a genius man that friends and foes are astounded with. Katimerini
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In the life of a nation it is very seldom that changes to such a radical degree were carried out in such a short period of time… Without a doubt, those who have done these extraordinary activities have earned the attributes of a great man in the complete sense of the word. And because of this, Turkey can be proud of itself. (October 31, 1933)

Eleutherios Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece

● INDIA

Kemal Atatürk or Kemal Pasha by which name we knew him in those times, was my hero during my youth. I was very moved when I read about his great reforms. I met with great praise the general efforts made by Atatürk on the course of modernizing Turkey. His dynamism, undauntedness and unawareness of fatigue created a great effect on people. He was one of the builders of the modern age in the orient. I continue to be among his greatest admirers.
Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India
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One of the greatest men that the world has ever seen.

Star of India
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Atatürk was not only the Turkish people’s leader, but also he was the leader of all the people who fought for their freedom. Under his directives, you have gained your freedom. We too have followed that route to gain our freedom.

Mrs. Sucheta KRIPALANI (The President of the Indian Parliament Delegation)

● IRAN

Men like Atatürk are not born for just one generation, nor are they born for just one period. They are persons who will reign during centuries over people with their leadership.

Teheran Journal
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Atatürk did not stay as a great chief of a heroic people. At the same time, he has become mankind’s biggest child.

Iran Journal

● ISRAEL

The world has lost of the most attention calling man of our era.

Palestine Post
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Without doubt, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is one of the greatest statesmen that during the 20. Century and before the war has ever arisin; he has been a brave and great reformist that no other people have ever known.

Ben GURION (Israel Prime Minister 1963)

● PAKISTAN

Kemal Atatürk is not only one of the greatest leaders of this century. We in Pakistan see him as one of the greatest men of all times who has lived and died. He is not only the beloved leader of your country. All the Moslems in the world have turned their eyes to him with feelings of love and admiration.
Muhammed Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan

● SWEDEN

Had he not been, modern Turkey wouldn’t have been. Thanks to him, the Turks will follow his extraordinary work and they’ll promote higher their already high honour in the world.

Nya Dagligt Journal

● SWITZERLAND

I salute by bowing my head with my deep respects to this Greatest Man of our history, the one who created Turkey. Professor Morrf
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He was not only a soldier, but also a genius that our century will never see again. Professor Sekretan

● ITALY

At the head of a state that he created with his people’s absolute trust till the end of his life, the personality of this glorious commander is the example of a unique character.

C. C. SFORZA
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With his superior will, his inexhaustible bravery and unique discernment, he has brought down his opponents to their knees. In three years, his virtue and seriousness have brought to his country not only a military, but also a full and satisfactory political victory too. F. Perrone Di San Martino (Writer)
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With the death of Atatürk, an extremely strong figure that was a primary element in the development of the Near-East has disappeared. Tribuna Journal

● JAPAN

A confusing and an attractive person. Great as a soldier, greater as a statesman. Japan Times
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The greatest leader that the Small Asia has put forward since a century. The Japan Chronicle

● LEBANON

Great men are at the head of generations. At the head of the Turkish People, the great and genius Atatürk was an undaunted great and patriotic man in the political and battlefield arenas.

KERAMA (Lebanese Prime Minister, 10 November 1963)
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In the true sense of the word, as a constructive and creative leader, Atatürk has drawn an entirely new border to his country on the world’s map.

L’Orient Journal (1938)
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Atatürk is one of the rare geniuses that the world has put forth. He has changed the entire course of history. An Nahar Journal (1938)

● HUNGARY

Ataturk has been the first man in our century to prove the historical fact which is, “there is nothing that can not be done.” Esti Ujsag.Magjar
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The world has become destitute with the death this great man, the hero of war and peace. Pester Lioyd Journal
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I compare Turkey to a beehive and all the Turks to diligent bees looking out for honey. Like the bees who try to gather around their master, the whole Turkish People has gathered around the great genius Mustafa Kemal. Professor M. Zaajti Franes

● JAPAN

We feel a great admiration for Atatürk in his efforts towards ensuring the modernization of Turkish society by separating religion and politics from each other and by carrying out the Turkish Language Reforms.
Hayato Ikeda, Prime Minister of Japan

● THE NETHERLANDS

In our times, it is Atatürk who brought Turkey to its current status as a modern republic with his farsighted and courageous political, social and economic reforms. At the same time, it was also he that prepared the foundation of the modern economy that will ensure today Turkey’s attaining the strength to be able to enter the European Economic Community.
Joseph Luns, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

● NORWAY

Atatürk will remain as one of the greatest men of his country in history. Le Morgen Bladet Journal

● PAKISTAN

Kemal Atatürk is not only one of the greatest men of this century. In Pakistan, we see him as one of the greatest men of all eras. A military genius, a leader by birth and a great patriot.

Eyup HAN (President of Pakistan)
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The exploits of your leaders in many a historic field of battle; the progress of your Revolution; the rise and career of the great Ataturk, his revitalization of your nation by his great statesmanship, courage and foresight all these stirring events are well-known to the people of Pakistan.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah (March 4, 1948)
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When our essence was a spark that grew pale, with his look, we became like a sun that illuminates and envelops the world. 

Ikbal (National Poet of Pakistan)

● POLAND

There is no domain where his creative and vivacious patriotism has not got into action. Gazeta Polska

● ROMANIA

Atatürk will remain in history as a genius organizer, a people’s ruler creating miracles, and a saviour of his country. Independence Romaine Journal (12 November 1938)
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Atatürk ranks the first amongst the rulers who have saved a people with an unshaken will from the edge of the precipice, strengthened and lifted them. Timpul Journal (12 November 1938)

● RUSSIA

The ruling of an experienced president who’s fame has spread all over the world, has strengthened with continuing success the independence of the great Turkish people, who have attracted the love and respect of everyone, and have created a new national structure.

Soviet Prime Minister KALININ
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We are indebted to him for the birth of the first republic in the Near and Middle East. This Republic showed the way for the wars of national freedom for many nations. Under Atatürk’s administration, Turkey’s international authority advanced and his country started to play an important role in world politics.
Nikita S. Khrushchev, President of the Soviet Union
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Mustafa Kemal was not a socialist. But it can be perceived that he is a good organizer, with great understanding, progressive, with good thoughts and an intelligent leader. He is carrying out a war of independence against those plunderers. I am believing that he will break the pride of the imperialists and that he will beat the Sultan together with his friends. ( 1921 )

Vladimir llyich LENIN, Leader of the Russian Revolution

● SYRIA

By saving his country from a certain dismemberment, after he brought the ship to a safe harbour, he did not want a throne from his people. He was, in the true sense of the word, a man, a unique genius, a heroic soldier and a politician… Elifba Journal
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The achievements of Atatürk are in the category of miracle and wonderful. The reforms that he has done in his country in just a few years, are works that cannot be done in a few centuries.El Tekaddum Journal

● TUNISIA

The Sakarya Battle, the Sakarya Victory became the strongest recollection when I was twenty. At that time I said to myself, I wonder whether or not I can mobilize my country like this? Can I not instill in his spirit this delivering attack, this unreined passion?
Habib ben Ali BOURGUIBA, President of Tunisia

● YUGOSLAVIA

The genius of Atatürk is one of the highest examples of the virtue that the Turkish people have carried all along in history. Branko Aczemovic (Ambassador)

History will preserve the name of this statesman with indelible figures.  Politika Journal

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