WHAT THEY SAY FOR ATATÜRK!
We were at home in Rome, listening to the radio. You cannot imagine what
happened to us when we heard the bad news. It was as if we had been shot through
our hearts. We mourned even more with the information we read from the
newspapers. I said, “You stay here my children. I will go there and personally
express my emotions for this big loss in his spiritual presence.”
I came to İstanbul for this purpose. I would not have been able to stand
being apart from him forever, if I had not come here and cry in front of this
great man. I came to İstanbul to express my respect for him. As soon as arrived,
I went to the palace. I stopped in front of the coffin of my great friend, I
bowed and I cried.
My sorrow is no less than the Turkish Nation’s. I offer my condolences to the
Turkish Nation through you.
Former King of Afghanistan
The loss of Great Atatürk has left us with great sorrow and pain and it is
not possible for me to express my feelings in words. Because, Atatürk was not
only the Ata (Ancestor) for Turkey, but for the Eastern World as well.
Not only the King and the government, but the Nation of Afghanistan share
your deep sorrow. In order to express our sorrow, we will keep the Afghan flag
half-mast along with the Turkish flag. We have instructed all our embassies
Altes Veli Khan
Uncle of the Afghan King
“He was a great leader, not only for Turkey, but for all eastern nations as
King of Afghanistan