8 Haziran 2008 Pazar

Greatest Leader of ALL Time: ATATURK

Atatürk'ün en büyük lider olduğunu uluslar arası arenada da duyurmak isteyen bir grup

Grup Adresi; http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204599871

İşte Grup Detayları;

Atatürk stands as one of the world's few true, great leaders with courage and vision, who selflessly dedicated his life and genius completely to the well being of his people and the people of the world.

According to John F. Kennedy, he was “one of the greatest figures of our century.” Winston Churchill called him “a great hero,” and former French President Charles de Gaulle said, “He was the greatest achiever among all the world leaders”.

His greatness, however, is not in words but is in his brave actions that led to a democratic and secular Turkey and in his great ideas that will continue to influence and shape the landscape of global politics.

This is a group for everyone, who appreciates all colossal achievements of this GREAT FOUNDER OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC, who has accomplished so much in such little time.


The National Library


Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Pictures




The Gallipoli Campaign



















This is the first established Atatürk group on Facebook.



- Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic whose political system was established in 1923, following the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

- Turkey is a Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia and Thrace (Rumelia) in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe. Due to its strategic location astride these two continents, Turkey's culture has a unique blend of Eastern and Western tradition.

- The name of Turkey, ''Türkiye'' in the Turkish language, can be divided into two words: "Türk" means "strong" in Old Turkic, signifying the inhabitants of Turkey or a member of the Turkish or Turkic peoples and the abstract suffix -iye (derived from Arabic), which means "owner" or "related to".

- Turkey's official language is Turkish. Turkish alphabet consists of 29 letters, including Ç, Ğ, Ö, Ş, Ü


This is Atatürk's own tribute to those killed in the battle of Gallipoli fighting against the Turkish army under his command:

"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours... you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land. They have become our sons as well."

Who in our day and age can have the heart to see "enemies" this way? Only a man who --after years of fighting the world in a just war-- can say: "I look to the world with an open heart full of pure feelings and friendship."

*************The Gallipoli--Campaign***************


(Please note that the text below refers to the initial vote on the bill it mentions. As far as we know, the bill is not yet made into law in France.)

The French parliament passed a bill to criminalize the denial of the so-called Armenian genocide, dealing a blow not only to French-Turkish relationships and the prospect of a dialog between Turkey and Armenia but also to freedom of speech in Europe. This should not come as a surprise though to those who remember Atatürk's description of conditions of Turkish cities under the French occupation:

"Some of the oldest Muslim lands such as Adana, Maras, Ayintap and Urfa, under the French military rule, are left like a defenseless prey to be torn into pieces by Armenian spite and anger and by the violent barbarousness and animosity of the Armenian cause." - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, May 9, 1920
More quotes from Ataturk, relating to the Armenian issue:

"In the south, the French and the Armenians, they have armed and provoked, and in the east Armenians from Armenia were oppressing the Muslim population in the occupied territories with massacres and many sorts of atrocities." - March 1, 1921

"The problem known as the Armenian Issue, which was related less to the imaginary demands of the Armenian nation and more to the world's capitalists' economic benefit, has been resolved in the most appropriate way with the Treaty of Kars. The good relations of two hardworking nations, who have lived for centuries in friendship, have been pleasantly reestablished." - March 1, 1922

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