Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

Turkey To Commemorate Atatürk On 78th Anniversary Of His Passing

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by T-123456, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. T-123456

    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    368
    Country Flag:
    Turkey
    upload_2016-11-9_19-33-45.png

    Turkey is set to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey, on Nov. 10.
    Thousands of people are expected to flock to Anıtkabir, Atatürk’s mausoleum in the capital Ankara, while local municipalities throughout the country are also preparing day-long commemoration events.

    Atatürk passed away on Nov. 10, 1938 in Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul at the age of 57, 15 years after establishing the Turkish Republic.

    The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) had announced last month that it would organize a march to Anıtkabir on the anniversary, after Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced that the ban on public gatherings and marches imposed in the city until the end of November excluded the event planned for the day.

    In addition to the CHP’s event, the Turkish Armed Forces announced on its website on Nov. 7 that it would hold an event with the participation of the chief of general staff and the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces at Anıtkabir to commemorate Atatürk.

    The statement said the event was open to public and the ceremony would include the release of 1,881 pairs of red and white balloons into the sky by visitors, marking the year of Atatürk’s birth.

    Local municipalities throughout Turkey will also hold day-long events to mark the occasion.

    Istanbul’s Beşiktaş Municipality announced that it would hold a march to Dolmabahçe Palace with the expected attendance of thousands, who would carry a 1,011-meter-long Turkish flag.

    The Kadıköy Municipality on the Asian side of the city, meanwhile, will hold a march on its coast for all locals to join.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also issued a message on Nov. 9 to mark the day.

    “The veteran Mustafa Kemal is one of the common values of this country and our nation. Unfortunately, some spheres who have advocated him for many years have made him a tool for their own marginal ideologies and the vicious cycles of their daily political arguments. Claiming the memory of [Atatürk], however, means claiming our independence, our land, our flag, our republic and our country’s 1,000-year-long civilizational heritage, with the spirit of our Independence War,” said the statement.

    Atatürk was born in 1881 in the now Greek city of Thessaloniki, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. He made his mark in the military in 1915 when he led Ottoman forces repelling the allied invasion of Çanakkale, known in the West as the Dardanelles.

    Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, Atatürk led the Turkish War of Independence, which defeated European powers hoping to invade the crumbled empire. When he became president, Atatürk transformed the former empire into a modern, democratic and secular country.

    November/09/2016
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tu...sing.aspx?pageID=238&nid=105951&NewsCatID=341
     
    Dagger likes this.
  2. T-123456

    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    368
    Country Flag:
    Turkey
     
    Dagger likes this.
  3. Dagger

    Dagger 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    518
    Country Flag:
    India
    Good Man. The world needs more of his breed. Long live his legacy.
     
    T-123456 likes this.
  4. T-123456

    T-123456 2nd Lieutant THINKER

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    368
    Country Flag:
    Turkey
    Turkey remembers founder Atatürk on 78th anniversary of his passing

    upload_2016-11-10_19-34-22.png

    Crowds across Turkey gathered on Nov. 10 to commemorate the founding father of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, on the 78th anniversary of his death.
    Thousands visited Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Atatürk, to pay their respect to the historic leader from the early hours of the day, amid heavy security measures.

    At the site’s entrance, security officers conducted clearance checks for army personnel by scanning their ID cards.

    For the official annual event prepared to commemorate Atatürk, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, other commanders-in-chief of the Turkish Armed Forces, members of judiciary, and ministers walked on the main road to reach the mausoleum.

    At 9.05 a.m., the moment at which Atatürk passed away in 1938 in Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, all participants of the ceremony stood in silence for two minutes, a traditional commemoration practice observed on the day.

    Leaving wreaths at the mausoleum, the group headed by Erdoğan advanced to the Misak-ı Milli (National Pact) Tower at Anıtkabir to write a message for the occasion.

    In his note addressed to Atatürk, Erdoğan reiterated his “duty to take care of the republic, which you called your ‘greatest work’” and vowed to “advance with solid steps to be a strong, respected and thriving country in all spheres.”

    Meanwhile, the Turkish Armed Forces announced on Nov. 10 on its website that it had cancelled its special event planned for the day with the attendance of the chief of general staff and commanders-in-chief, as the top soldiers were heading to the southeastern province of Şırnak to carry out inspections in the region.

    The army had planned to hold the event open to public and including the release of 1,881 pairs of red and white balloons into the sky by visitors, marking the year of Atatürk’s birth.
    Crowds stand still at 09.05

    Elsewhere, thousands of people joined day-long commemoration events organized by local municipalities across the country.

    Life also came to a halt across the country at 9.05 a.m., with many people spotted standing in silence for two minutes, stopping their cars in the traffic and even getting out of them on highways to pay tribute to Turkey’s founding leader.

    At Istanbul Atatürk Airport, announcements were made calling on passengers to respect the moment of silence when clocks hit 09.05.

    Beşiktaş Municipality in Istanbul, which contains within its municipal borders the Dolmabahçe Palace where Atatürk died, also held an event at which thousands of people walked to the palace early in the morning carrying a 1,011 meter-long Turkish flag.


    Special event at Hungarian Consulate

    Also in Istanbul, the Marmara Group Foundation with the support of the host Hungarian Consulate, organized a commemoration service in honor of the 78th anniversary of Ataturk’s passing.

    At the event, Prof. Dr. Nizami Caferov, the head of the Ataturk Center in Azerbaijan and also a member of the Azerbaijani Parliament, gave a speech on “Ataturk in Azerbaijan.”

    During his speech to officials on diplomatic duty, he offered perspectives on Ataturk given through the writings and speeches of politicians Neriman Nerimanov, Mehmet Emin Resulzade and Haydar Aliyev, and covering scientific and literary works on Ataturk. In the opening address of the event, Dr. Akkan Suver and Hungarian Consul General Balázs Hendrich highlighted the respect and significance of Ataturk in Hungary as well as in Turkey.


    upload_2016-11-10_19-35-54.png

    November/10/2016
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tu...ing-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105969&NewsCatID=341

     

Share This Page