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MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK's message to the ANZACs in 1934


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It is the 98th anniversary of Canakkale invasion. 24-25.4.1915

We had the Dawn Service last night.

In 1934 Ataturk wrote a moving tribute to those heroes-ANZACs who shed their bloods and to their mothers.

This is an important message from the President of the young Turkish Republic to his old enemies but new friends.

There is nothing to add.

LEST WE FORGET

Demir

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Wow. I have not seen these inscriptions before. Most countries have memorials that outdo themselves in showing that they treat their former enemies with respect. This is much more; this is a display of love.

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Demir

A very moving use of words and wonderful memorials to a former enemy. Thank you for sharing them. I live in a country where the dead of former wars are disrespected by many, and perhaps most citizens of this country. They have a lot to learn and Ataturk should be one of their teachers.

Regards

Brett

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Ataturk was undoubtedly a great statesman. He respected all soldiers what ever their nationality because he saw the action first hand and realised the men fighting him were basically no different from his own. A great soldier who became a great statesman.

Paul

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Thank you gentlemen, for your lovely remarks. As you all emphasized Ataturk was a great soldier and statesman.

The war in Canakkale showed the world how even the enemies respected each other and chivalry of the both sides,

and at the end created 3 new Countries; Australia, New Zealand and Turkey.

Demir

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After fighting alone 1000 year on 3 continents and 7 seas againts 11 empires such as Araps, Byzanz the East Roman Empire, Persians, Serbs, Bulgars, Hungarians Habsburs, Germans, Russians, French and British Mustafa Kemal Atatürk quoted "Peace at home, peace at whole world."
In Turkish "Yurtta sulh, cihanda sulh"

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