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Turkish president marks 85th anniversary of passing of founding father Atatürk

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Turkish president marks 85th anniversary of passing of founding father Atatürk

Published November 10,2023


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No pressure can hinder the rise of the nation and the development of the Century of Türkiye, the nation’s president stated on Friday, marking the eighty fifth anniversary of the passing of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of the Republic of Türkiye.

“On the 85th anniversary of your passing, dear Atatürk, once again, we remember with reverence your esteemed personality, your comrades in arms, the heroic martyrs who fell for our nation, and the veterans who shed their blood for the same ideals,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wrote within the memorial e book of Anitkabir, Atatürk’s mausoleum within the capital Ankara.

“As we leave behind the first century (of the Republic) with great pride and embark on the second century with the vision of the Century of Türkiye, we are working with passion today, just as we have been for the past 21 years, to make our Republic everlasting and victorious,” he stated, referring to the 21 years of Justice and Development (AK) Party rule.

He added that they proceed to raise the Republic of Türkiye, which is the hope of the oppressed, the assist for the orphaned, and the delight of its residents, in each space.

“Bless your soul,” he wrote.

Before leaving his written message, Erdoğan positioned a wreath on the mausoleum and joined in a second of silence for the late chief earlier than participating within the Turkish nationwide anthem together with a distinguished delegation.

During the second of silence, the Turkish flag was lowered to half-staff.

Turkish Communications Director Fahrettin Altun additionally shared a message on X to mark the eighty fifth anniversary of the passing of Atatürk.

“On the 85th anniversary of the passing of the commander-in-chief of the national struggle, the founder of our Republic, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, I remember him with mercy and gratitude. I express my gratitude for all our heroes who made these lands our homeland.”

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan additionally “respectfully” commemorated Atatürk on the eighty fifth anniversary of his demise.

“I reiterate our determination to strengthen our country’s sovereignty and independence through our national foreign policy. I remember with mercy and gratitude all the heroes of our war of liberation, especially Gazi Mustafa Kemal,” he stated on X.

As is customary each Nov. 10 in Türkiye, each day life stopped at 9.05 am native time (0605GMT), with sirens wailing to mark the precise second of Atatürk’s loss of life at age 57, and thousands and thousands of individuals throughout the nation noticed two minutes of silence.

The War of Turkish Independence started on May 19, 1919, with the firing of the primary bullet towards the occupying Greek forces. Remarkable victories on the battlefield led to Turkish independence, culminating within the founding of the Republic of Türkiye on Oct. 29, 1923.

Atatürk served because the republic’s first president till Nov. 10, 1938, when he handed away in Istanbul at age 57 as a consequence of cirrhosis.

Turkish folks historically go to Atatürk’s mausoleum each Nov. 10 to pay their respects to the nation’s founder.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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