Sunday, 10 November 2013

Turkey commemorates Mustafa Kemal Atatürk today

75 years ago today Mustafa Kemal Atatürk passed away at 9.05 am on 10th November 1938 aged 57.

At the exact time of his death people in Turkey pause for one minute's remembrance of the man who was the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.

He passed away at the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul where the clock in his bedroom remains set to the time when he died.

In our village sirens are normally sounded over the loud speaker system at 9.05 on this morning in commemoration of his death. He remains close to the hearts of the Turkish people.

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