Why is November 10 Important for Turks?
The Great Leader of the Turkish Nation, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, passed away on November 10, 1938. The Turkish nation was deeply saddened by the death of Atatürk. Atatürk’s sudden and sudden departure deeply affected all Turkish peoples and had wide repercussions in the world.
The common point of all the statements made by world leaders right after Atatürk’s death was that Atatürk was a rare genius, a great statesman, and works that could set an example for the nations of the world.
Atatürk is a great commander besides his innovative and visionary features. He guided the Turkish War of Independence and acted with the motto of “Either independence or death” with his nation and had the greatest share in the victory.
The Great Leader Atatürk, thinking that the success achieved after the War of Independence was not enough, carried out many difficult revolutions. His greatest gift to the Turkish nation was to found the Republic of Turkey. With the reforms he made, he carried the Turkish nation to a new age and ensured the Republic of Turkey to be respected among the countries of the world.
10 November 09:05
In 1937, Atatürk’s health began to deteriorate. In early 1938, he was diagnosed with cirrhosis. Doctors were brought from Europe. The treatments of Turkish and foreign doctors did not yield any results. Atatürk, the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 1938 at 09:05 in Istanbul Dolmabahçe Palace. His corpse was sent to Ankara with a great ceremony and Atatürk was buried in his temporary tomb in Ankara Ethnography Museum with a great ceremony held in Ankara on November 21, 1938. He was buried in his last resting place in Anıtkabir 15 years later, it was built for him on November 10, 1953.