WHAT THEY SAY FOR ATATÜRK!
The most distinctive figure of post War Europe is lost. The great soldier,
brave reformist and exceptional statesman that proudly bore the name
“Atatürk”(Father of the Turks) is no longer with us. The history of new Turkey
cannot be remembered without mentioning his name in the last 15 years. He has
managed to appear on the political scene and produce trust in a national future
in the most dangerous phase of the Ottoman Empire. The State had to go on,
however The Turkish Nation was defeated and was in a desperate situation. His
mission was not easy. After a long and difficult time of war, two thirds of his
country was invaded by enemies and he was forced to fight on two fronts; With
the enemy and the Sultan...
Atatürk has been a good example and lead the way to bring forth many
energetic and loyal statesmen, soldiers, leaders and scientists.
We hope the Turkish Nation will bear this great loss and we hope her loyal
friends will cope with the difficulties expected to rise after the loss of such
a great statesman.
Bulgarian Ambassador to Ankara
No country in the world has achieved developments thise nrgetically, this
fast and this radically as Atatürk’s new Turkey.
Bulgarian Dness Newspaper
No country in the world has witnessed such a development this fast and this
efficiently achieved as by Atatürk of new Turkey. He is known everywhere as a
great soldier, an exceptional reformist and the deliverer of his country. Such
personalities can only be seen once in a century. The history of today's Turkey
is the history of this exceptional man.
The great name of Atatürk will remain on the rocks of Ankara as an
unforgetable memory of the past. On this piece of land next to us, lived a great
and very powerful man. To rid the land of the enemy invasion like a
thunderstorm, to abolish peace treaties with a sword flick, to demolish the
Caliph’s throne and efficiency of hundreds of years like a fist, to reorganize
the country, to awaken the national ambitions of the desperate people, to create
a modern and civilized state... These are the miracles that have been realised
by Kemal Atatürk right in front of our eyes.
Like Gladston, we have the right to say:
“The world is not as interesting as it used to be, after the death of this
This is Atatürk; the ancestor of his nation. A man of sword, ideas, heart and
determination. The great son of this nation is also the greatest commerade of
the 20th Century.
Mustafa Kemal has been the one to take away the knife from the merciless
surgeons while they were cutting the Ottoman Empire into pieces. He has
activated national energy and has given life to national will. He abandoned the
government center that was out of control and that had no power to resist and
passed to Anatolia where he began a search for the vital forces of his nation
and the weaponry that he was later to use in Sakarya. Yet, the victory of the
weapon was not enough. He wanted to save Turkey. He wanted to see his country
developed and prosrerous. He wanted to evaluate the cultural standing of his
country. He was the symbol of bravery and humanity for his nation. He started a
reformist action that was as remarkable as his values. The National War of
Social Reforms... The most successful and great reform was this one that had
been going on for 15 years.
We are going to bow in front of the great man, the high commander,
exceptional reformist and statesman, that I know as your Great Chief. The death
of Atatürk has aroused great sorrow in Bulgaria, as in many other parts of the
world. There is no doubt that the world has lost an individual whose place
cannot be filled easily.