Ceremonies will be held throughout Turkey today to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk at 9:05am on 10th November 1938.

1881 - 1938

Regardless of where Turkish people are and what they are doing, many millions will observe a minute’s silence at precisely 9:05 a.m.

Like every village, town and city in Turkey, there will also be a solemn ceremony in Fethiye.

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It is also probable that, as in previous years, the municipality will sound sirens for one minute at the appointed time.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was born in 1881 in Thessaloniki, in present-day Greece.

He played crucial and heroic roles in the Balkan Wars, World War I and the War of Independence.

But he is chiefly remembered for founding the Turkish Republic and instituting wide-reaching reforms that in many ways modernized the country.

Atatürk died at Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, at 9:05am on 10th November 1938.

Finally, with great ceremony and solemnity, on 10th November 1953, the Turkish Republic’s first leader was finally laid to rest in Anıtkabir, a magnificent mausoleum especially built for him in Ankara.

Tomorrow there will be official ceremonies at Anıtkabir and the Domabahçe Palace.

Anıtkabir,_Kemal_Atatürk's_Mausoleum

 

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