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Mustafa Kemal – who was granted the title “Ataturk,” father of the Turks – founder of modern Turkey, was commemorated today by Turks across the world. The Turkish leader of the early 20th century passed away at the age of 57 on November 10, 1938, of liver cirrhosis and today, more than 3,000 of his compatriots traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, to visit his birthplace and the house in which he was born in 1881.

The Turkish visitors gathered at noon outside Ataturk’s house, on 24 Apostolou Pavlou Street, next to the Turkish Consulate, where they attended the commemoration ceremony held due to the 76th anniversary of his death. According to Turkish news, the majority of them were students from schools across Turkey. At around 1:30pm, Agiou Dimitriou street in downtown Thessaloniki was blocked as the ceremony started, while after its completion, the visitors toured the interior of his first residence, which today operates as the “Ataturk Museum.”

At the same day last year, the visiting Turks were no more than 2,500 and, according to local authorities, this increase is due to the fact that Ataturk’s death commemoration day is on a Monday this year, which helped many of them to spend the weekend in Thessaloniki and the surrounding areas, while today, they attended the ceremony, before their return to their country after a three-day holiday in Greece.

- See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/11/10/more-than-3000-turks-in-thessaloniki-to-commemorate-kemal-ataturk/#sthash.s8o7c0Kz.dpuf
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Re: 3.000 Turks commemorate the father of modrn day Turkey's house
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 02:55:04 PM »
He WILL be remembered...

Illness and death
During 1937, indications that Atatürk's health was worsening started to appear. In early 1938, while he was on a trip to Yalova, he suffered from a serious illness. He went to İstanbul for treatment, where he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. During his stay in İstanbul, he made an effort to keep up with his regular lifestyle for a while. He died on 10 November 1938, at the age of 57, in the Dolmabahçe Palace, where he spent his last days.[166] The clock in the bedroom where he died is still set to the time of his death, 9:05 in the morning.

Atatürk's funeral called forth both sorrow and pride in Turkey, and 17 countries sent special representatives, while nine contributed armed detachments to the cortège.[110] Mustafa Kemal's remains were originally laid to rest in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara, and transferred on 10 November 1953, 15 years after his death in a 42-ton sarcophagus, to a mausoleum that overlooks Ankara,[167] Anıtkabir.

In his will, Atatürk donated all of his possessions to the Republican People's Party, providing that the yearly interest of his funds would be used to look after his sister Makbule and his adopted children, and fund the higher education of the children of İsmet İnönü. The remainder of this yearly interest was willed to the Turkish Language Association and the Turkish Historical Society.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustafa_Kemal_Atat%C3%BCrk

or even better than Wikipedia  ;D

ADL writes;

Press Release Extremism White Supremacists Plan 'Family Friendly' Events In Honor Of Hitler's Birthday ... etc.<

Will they also invite all the anti-semites and enthusiasts of Hitler in Turkey where his "Mein Kampf" (Kavgam) is the bestselling book? ... No ??? ... I see. It would be too hard since 99 % of Turks would have to attend the events.

" Hitler and Ataturk - Parallel Lives" and friendly Nazi-Turkish relations between 1933-1944 is a fine subject for a Ph.D. thesis, I agree. But to make a long story short let's just quote one thing from Falih Rıfkı Atay's book of recollections Çankaya (1961) . He was an influential journalist, writer and close associate of Ataturk and his successors. In the book (p.319) he writes :

" On his 50the birthday we visited Hitler with a Turkish delegation. Hitler, possessed by his mad pride, said : "Mustafa Kemal ( ...) Mussolini is his first disciple and I am his second disciple."

See the German article where next to the quote also the wild racist views and practices introduced by Kemal are reviewed.

http://www.nahost-politik.de/tuerkei/rasse.htm

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