Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died at 9:05 on 10th of November, 1938. This year is the 78. commemorating year of him.
“Ataturk” word is compound word. It comprises of two word “Ata” and “Turk”. Ata word meaning is “father-ancestor” in Turkish. Ataturk is the surname of Mustafa Kemal. Also, any one cannot be named with Ataturk name except Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. This was framed by the act of law on constitution of Turkey Republic in 1934.
English translation of the writings on upper video
His only thought was about the Republic of Turkey
He loved the most this country more than anything
For the ones, he was soldier
For the ones, he was genius
For us, he is ATATURK
He never GAVE UP
He was never tired of STRUGGLE
Even if the sentence of death* for him, couldn’t make him stop
On the 78th anniversary of his physical death,
We miss him more then ever.
Veteran Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Republic of Turkey, eternal leader, chief commander of all time,
We follow in his footsteps.
*The sentence of death for him had been given by last Ottoman Sultan Vahdettin in 1920 before Vahdettin run away from country with British war ship.
The picture at the video is Anitkabir, the memorial tomb of Ataturk and museum in Ankara. Every year many people visit Anitkabir; not only on November 10, they visit on the other national days like October 29.
Every year many people of Turkey pay tribute to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at the 09:05 on 10th of November. The alarms are being given with sirens, people are standing up, the cars are being stopped, and the people are in a moment of silence for rememberence of him. This ambiance has not changed last 78 years.
This scene has been taken in Istanbul. Also you can see this scene in many city of Turkey in same day, in same moment on every year, when the clocks show 09:05 on every 10th of November.
With all my respect…