Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's duty was not completed here. On the contrary, it was just getting started. It was necessary to continue with the same determination and perseverance. Now a new era had begun in which a great civil struggle would be fought. When Mustafa Kemal entered Izmir, even though the enemy armies were scattered, they were not completely withdrawn. Moreover, the palace government in Istanbul was still operating. They immediately started political interventions. The parliament in Ankara and the administrative staff of the war of liberation started negotiations with the allied states. In November 1922, the only addressees for the victors of the First World War were Mustafa Kemal and the Ankara government. As a result of these efforts, Lausanne peace negotiations started on 21 November 1922. There were a number of political issues to be resolved. The issue of the straits, the issue of minorities, the issue of Mosul...

 

Mustafa Kemal was collecting all the knowledge and people that he acquired, starting from the military high school to the military academy. In this way, he was able to gather the cadres of the political struggle to be waged in the period that passed until the proclamation of the Republic, which he called "the most appropriate form of administration for the nature and slogan of the Turkish nation".

 

After countless correspondence, agreements and negotiations, they finally proclaimed the Republic that had penetrated every corner of Mustafa Kemal's mind and heart on October 29, 1923. The first president of the Republic of Turkey, which was founded on thousands of years of accumulation and a collapse of three hundred years, became the Commander in Chief of the Liberation Armies, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk from Thessaloniki. The rest past as a ten-year mobilisation. Revolutions, the construction of secularism, the abolition of the sultanate, economic development, social and cultural studies... He worked for the development of the new republic and to stand on its own feet.

There are many words that can be said for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and many praises to be lined up. It is a concrete proof of keeping hope and hope alive not only for the Turkish nation, but also for all the peoples of the world. It is proof that an ordinary boy who came to the world in the poor Ahmet Subaşı neighbourhood of Thessaloniki could become a founding president who changed the slummed regime by defeating the armies that the world thought were invincible. He showed us the confrontations of what that person can do in the simplest way. Mustafa Kemal is all of us. Like a folk song sung in unison, it has penetrated the hearts of every human being. He fermented his own essence with the essence of humanity and made his apparent existence into humanity. It is the common treasure of not one nation, but of all humanity. It is the invaluable heritage idea he left behind; It is equally important not only for the people of yesterday and today, but also for tomorrow.

 

"Mustafa Kemal Atatürk came as the common request of a whole people, created his epic, created a nation, and then returned to his source again on 10 November 1938.”

halil

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