Ataturk passed away on this day in 1938. At 9:05am everything stops – even traffic in Turkey. People get out of their cars and have a moment of silence. I’m working on getting a video of this (there is one somewhere online I saw a few months ago).
As I am retarded at expressing myself through a keyboard, you’ll have to educate yourselves on what this man, the founder of modern Turkey was able to accomplish.
Least of which was a stable, democratic, secular republic that exists today. He gave women the right to vote (before France and Switzerland), raised the literacy rate from 20% to 90% in the course of a few years, and forged peace treaties with many nations around the world.
He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will; every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him against the liberty of his fellow-men.
I typed and erased so many things while originally typing this post. I’d say a good deal was erased – my thoughts and how I have been influenced.
But I do try to keep myself a bit out and stay to my private self as much as I can…
Anyway – words are sometimes not my best method of communicating – I think I’ve made that obvious 😉
“The death of Atat?rk, who had saved Turkey during the war and revived the Turkish Nation after the war, is a great loss, not only for his country, but also for Europe as well.”
— Sir Winston Churchill
i love ataturk 🙂
quit second guessing yourself yo!
just say what you mean to say.
you did a fine job with what you had written!
atam atam sen kalkta ben yatam 🙄 ok nevermind 😳
haha ok –I LOVE ATATURK — woww im good 8)