When our Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk passed away, the calendar pages were showing the date of November 10, 1938. The death of our leader not only had noticed in Turkey but also published by worldwide press. Furthermore, even the spokespeople of our enemy countries and their press organs honoured the actions of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk after his passing. We commemorate our Great Leader with love, respect and longing on the 81st anniversary of his eternity, and leave you alone with the comments made in Turkey and around the world to the death of Atatürk…
1. Vradini Newspaper, November 10, special edition
"All of Turkey, mourning over the death of their great leader and reformer -Father of the Nation- Kemal Ataturk ."
2. Word Price
"He was a completely exclusive statesman. With a free order that dictators could not tolerate, he did things that democracies could and could not be able to succeed. In history, such men have given their names to their epoch. That is, they emerge so rarely."
3. The Times, London
"He united a ruthless power and passionate ambition, rare energy and a bold intellectual radicalism; historical traditions or religious sentiments have never influenced him. But he always balanced them with political maturity."
4. Tan Newspaper, Turkey
"The evil force, called death, took away the greatest of all of us, the one we love the most." Zekeriya Sertel
5. Amanullah Khan, Former Afghan King
"We were at our house in Rome. We were listening to the radio. You don't know what we've become when we learned the terrible news. It's like we got shot in the heart. The information provided by the newspapers increased our mourning completely. I said, 'My children, you stay here. I want to go and share my grief and sorrow in the face of the loss of the great Atatürk.' I came to Istanbul entirely privately for this purpose. If I hadn't come, I wouldn't have been able to endure this eternal separation if I hadn't cried before the great man who had gone to this eternity. I came to Istanbul to do my duty to respect him. As soon as I arrived, I went to the palace. I stood in front of my great friend's coffin, bent over, cried. My pain is as high as the pain of the Turkish Nation. I wish you all the opportunity to present my condolences want to to the Turkish Nation I love."
6. General Mc Arthur, America
He was one of the greatest leaders of our time. He has contributed Turkey to be among the world's most forward-looking countries which it deserves. He also gave the Turks a sense of self-confidence and endurance, which is the cornerstone of a nation.
7. Chicago Tribune, USA
"One of the most cautious, attractive men in history passed the world scene."
8. Sunday Times, UK
"England first salutes the great man whom he knows as a brave and noble enemy and then as a loyal friend."
9. Winston Churchill
"He saved Turkey during the war, resurrected the Turkish Nation after the war. Atatürk's death is a great loss not only for his country but also for Europe. Sincere tears of people of every class they have shed for Ataturk is nothing more than a sendoff worthy of this great hero and modern Turkey's founder."
10. Alber Lebrun, President of France
"At this very moment when a great man and fervent patriot who dedicated his life to the revival of his country, lost his life, I resemble with a feeling of deep mourning of the people of Turkey. This duty, which is accrued by bloodshed and peaceful ways, will be transferred to the nations connected with sincere friendship ties to the Turkish Nation. The French people feel the sorrow of what Turkish people are lost today."
11. Onni Talas, President of the Finnish Delegation
"The death of Great Ataturk aroused deep and general sorrow in Finland. The Finns, who followed the Turkish revolution with great interest, joined the great pain of the great Turkish Nation as a brother nation of the same lineage."
12. National Tidence Newspaper
"The man who created the most spectacular event of the twentieth century."
13. Ma Shao-Cheng, Chinese Author
"Mustafa Kemal is the heart of the new Turkey. He has created a brand new, powerful nation from an old, worn-out society, with his unique personality, he has respected everyone and has convinced everyone with his energy."
14. Le Morgen Bladet Newspaper
"Atatürk will remain as one of the greatest men of his country's history. Turkey has recovered and has been strengthened concerning the ongoing work of Ataturk."
15. Ennehar Newspaper
There is no way to portray the life of this great dead who has shaken the whole world. Atatürk is one of the world's rare geniuses. He has changed the entire course of history. We bow with respect in front of the most honourable dictator in the world and offer our deepest condolences to the Turkish Nation, which has suffered a unique pain.
16. Professor Morrf, Switzerland
"You young Turkish people, you are right no matter how much you cry because you lost your Great Chief today. The University participates in your great mourning. There is no way to report Atatürk's life here in a short time. I would like to remind you of the brilliant pages that this genius occupied in the history of his homeland. I respectfully greet this greatest man of our history, creator of Turkey, by bowing deeply."
17. Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States
"My regret is two kinds; first, I am sad like the whole world because of the loss of such a great man. The second regret is that my intense desire to meet this man is no longer possible."
17. Newspaper Libre Belgique
"Atatürk is the only statesman who can serve his nation that greatly in such a short time."
18. Independance Romaine Newspaper
"Ataturk, an organizing genius in history, a nation's wonders and phenomena, and will remain as the saviour of his country."
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