WHAT THEY SAY FOR ATATÜRK!
Budapest, 20.00 hrs. Hungarian News Agency Announcement: Prime Minister
Imredi has ordered that Monday, 21th November, which is the burrial ceremony day
for Atatürk, is to be a national mourning day and all official buildings
throughout the country are to raise black flags. Ministry of Defence and the
Mayor of Budapest have also decided accordingly and all military buildings and
the buildings of the municipality are to be black-flagged. The mayor also called
for the people to put black flags on the windows of their homes.
Nazmetti Ujsang Newspaper, Budapest, 1938
The chief of the new Turkish Nation holds a distinguished place among the
modern statesmen. His mission was the most critical one and he has been
azamingly successful. This success has been achieved by his character of steel
and irresistable determination.
His death cannot be called the fall of Turkey because the young generation is
eager to continue on the road their chief has opened for them.
Ujmagyar Newspaper, Budapest, 1938
He has been the first man in this century to prove this reality: “Nothing is
Old Usjag, Hungary
The world should feel the poorer for the death of this great man and hero of
both at war and at peace.
Pester Loyd, Budapest
The world has felt the poorer for the death of this great man and hero of
both at war and at peace periods. It is Atatürk who broke the chains of the
victors of the war with his Power, determination and courage.
Pester Loyd Newspaper
Atatürk’s country gained everything suddenly whatever revolutions and reforms
can give, whereas this takes a long time in the west. He has left so many deep
traces in Turkish life that this is an achievement that can be witnessed in the
west in a century.
Prof. Dr. Fekete Lajos
I resemble Turkey as a bee hive and all the Turks as bees looking for honey.
Turkish nation has gathered around Mustafa Kemal today, just like the bees
gathering and working around the queen bee.
Prof. M. Zajti Franes