MR. MESUT CEMIL NARRATES
I became acquainted with Atatürk at his first Istabul visit after the
victory. I stayed with him and was to his command until his late days. As it has
been understood it was not that easy to be with him and in the presence of such
an unequalled person. Man always feels anxious to avoid error. In such cases
also, I received his compliments. I always had occasion to kiss his hand. It is
strange, sometimes I was there unwillingly, when I was called. I was a young man
and I sometimes would have some intentions. I was a little be upset when I was
called, but after entering the door a strange strong force encompassed me, the
interesting light efusing from him filling the atmosphere.
Then I started to love him again. Unfortunately, I was not to able to
understand the value of the memories and impressions, otherwise I should have
taken notes ever since the day I met him. I would not have lost the details with
time. Let me inform you on one of them.