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Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.05pm

Winston CHURCHILL said; The

Winston CHURCHILL said;
The death of Atatürk, who saved Turkey during the war and revived the Turkish nation, is not only a loss for his country, but it is also a great loss for Europe. The sincere tears that people from all classes have shed, are nothing more then the true reflection of this great man - the Father of the modern Turkey.

The sincere tears shed after him by all classes of people is nothing other than an appropriate manifestation to this great hero and modern Turkey's Ata.
Winston CHURCHILL, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1938)

Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.06pm

D. Lloyd George said; We meet

D. Lloyd George said;
We meet genius people very rarely in centuries. It is so unlucky that, in this century that great genius person belongs to the Turkish Nation.

The centuries rarely produce a genius. Look at this bad luck of ours, that great genius of our era was granted to the Turkish nation.

D. Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.07pm

Sir Alexander Douglas-Home

Sir Alexander Douglas-Home said;
Fifty years before this we heard the name of Mustafa Kemal as a distinguished Turkish Commander. Later, with the establishment of peace, he got the opportunity to put forth his characteristics as a statesman and as one of the great national leaders, he gained one of the most eminent ranks in history. We remember that courageous and heroic soldier with respect and that statesman, the true father of modern Turkey with praise and gratitude.

Sir Alexander Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.09pm

Lord Patrick Kinross

Lord Patrick Kinross said;
Atatürk was one of the greatest statesman of everyone who has lived and died throughout history. At no time did he dwell on the period in which he lived, he would see the future and accordingly would carry out a task.

Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.16pm

*New York Times - One of the

*New York Times - One of the most talented leaders of the after war period.
*Chicago Tribune - From the stage of the world passed one of the most attentive and attractive men of history.
*Gladys Baker (Reporter) - He had an embracing-like extraordinary leadership strength. He was vigilant, energetic, and intelligent.
*Sunday Times - England salutes the great man, that England has known first as a brave and noble enemy, then as a faithful friend.
*Observer - In our age no name has created such great respect, as has done the name Atatürk.
*Spectator - Europe has lost one of the few creative statesmen that have appeared after the war.
*The Fortnightly - Ataturk is one of the leading statesmen of the after war period. He formed a class on his own and he was unique from all points.
Times Journal - He has secured a life full of freedom and trust that no prior generation had seen... His successes have made Turkey a European state and changed the Near-East’s history.
*Daily Telegraph - Atatürk was a head, which waved like a Turkish Flag in the Turkish People’s soul.
*The Truth Magazine - The Turkish Republic’s Head of State, Kemal Atatürk, embodied in his person the following estimable qualities that we are not used to see in other leaders: modesty, competency and success.
*Alan Moorehead (Writer) - The presence of that young and genius Turkish Chief at the Dardanelles at that very moment, is one of the most painful strikes in history to the allied side.
*Herbert Sidebotham (Writer) - Having not pondered in vain with old sciences, Atatürk was a fresh and brave thinking leader. As we can say that Atatürk is today’s strongest Statesman of Europe, he’s without doubt the most brave and original of all statesmen.

Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.18pm

Eleutherios Venizelos

Eleutherios Venizelos said;
In the life of a nation it is very seldom that changes to such a radical degree were carried out in such a short period of time... Without a doubt, those who have done these extraordinary activities have earned the attributes of a great man in the complete sense of the word. And because of this, Turkey can be proud of itself. (October 31, 1933)

Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.19pm

Ben GURION said; Without

Ben GURION said;
Without doubt, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is one of the greatest statesmen that during the 20. Century and before the war has ever arisin; he has been a brave and great reformist that no other people have ever known.

Ben GURION (Israel Prime Minister 1963)

Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.22pm

Charles de GAULLE said; I

Charles de GAULLE said;
I want to express the feelings of loyal friendship felt for the Turkish nation by the French nation. Today, Turkish history even more than ever is inseparable from Western and European history. Atatürk's efforts in this direction were not left without results. The friendship between our countries that has surpassed hundreds of years, has formed the foundation for this development.

Charles de GAULLE, President of France

Levent Celik
8 August 2012, 8.29pm

Claude FARRER (French Writer)

Claude FARRER (French Writer) said;
He looks like a great mountain. The ones living on its foot cannot see that greatness. In order to grasp the greatness of this mountain, one must look at it from far away.

Veli Lütfü
9 August 2012, 6.21am

in fact, I think you must

in fact, I think you must avoid answering. Everyone knows how much magic in the world he is a commander-in-chief !!!

MUSTAFA CAMGÖZ
9 August 2012, 8.09am

I think this is the best.

I think this is the best.

Kutsal Sezer
9 August 2012, 11.05am

Peace at home, peace in the

Peace at home, peace in the world

Cumhur
9 August 2012, 11.56am

As The World Turns, and the

As The World Turns, and the greatest leader of the greatest soldiers.

Funda AYRAL
9 August 2012, 12.33pm

"Peace at home, peace in the

"Peace at home, peace in the world."
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

"The Turkish Nation consists of the valiant descendants of a people that has lived independently and has considered independence the sole condition of existence. This nation has never lived without freedom, cannot and never will. "
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

"We Turks are a people who, throughout our history, have been the very embodiment of freedom and independence."
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Name HULYA
9 August 2012, 6.16pm

He is best commonder and

He is best commonder and politican of the world.He built Republic of Turkey.We remember with respect.

erdogan örge
10 August 2012, 9.08am

certainly kemal Atatürk is

certainly kemal Atatürk is the best

HANDAN MERMER
10 August 2012, 1.48pm

Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK is a

Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK is a great leader in the world.

Sedat İŞGÖREN
11 August 2012, 7.20am

Mustafa Kemal ATATURK was the

Mustafa Kemal ATATURK was the greatest leader in the World.

nesrin savaş
11 August 2012, 6.45pm

It's just amazing how one

It's just amazing how one person can change the destiny of a nation.
Incredible Turk is Ataturk.

MEMDUH
12 August 2012, 1.26pm

ATATÜRK, wasthe gratest

ATATÜRK, wasthe gratest leader in thewoteld...

Nukhet Davies
12 August 2012, 6.59pm

The best commander Turkey

The best commander Turkey ever had and ever will be ....

FÜRUZAN AKPAK
13 August 2012, 11.15am

I LOVE ATATÜRK. HE İS THE

I LOVE ATATÜRK. HE İS THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD. HE IS FOREVER.

Youmeat
13 August 2012, 3.30pm

He is the leader who gave us

He is the leader who gave us freedom!! No need to discuss about that!! It more than enough to be best leader ever..

Bulent Toptas
14 August 2012, 7.39am

Proof of his excellence is

Proof of his excellence is below:
Hard in battle, Kemal was nevertheless gracious to his enemies, later writing of the Allied soldiers killed at Gallipoli: ‘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.’

ozgur gencer
15 August 2012, 4.23am

Down with imperialism Down

Down with imperialism
Down with the imperialist British
Down with the other imperialist powers, of course.

Heves
18 August 2012, 9.24pm

Ataturk was the greates

Ataturk was the greates people in the world .

Salih YALCIN
22 August 2012, 7.55am

I am so sad that I could not

I am so sad that I could not born when he was living ... However I would like to live in his period and I would like to be near him for my country ... I think it was biggest reward for me ... I would like to live this chance for me and for my country ... He was biggest commander and he was most of strategist in the world and we were lucky to much that God sent him to us ... I would like to fight near him and die for him not only one time ... if I had chance thousands time ... We will always be his soldiers until die and we will always keep our country which he left us for keep ...

Kamil Sekerkaran
25 August 2012, 8.07am

When you look at human

When you look at human history, there are thousends-maybe millions- of politicians, but when it comes to STATESMAN you'll be seeing a few of them; Kemal Atatürk, Mao Tse Dung, Russian Tsar Crazy(!) Peter.

nursal yavuz
25 August 2012, 9.24am

we are the most luckiest

we are the most luckiest nation on the earth. he was our father and he always be forever.

Ibrahim H Caglayan, PhD
25 August 2012, 7.16pm

Great soldiers deserve that

Great soldiers deserve that title not only with what they do at war; but more importantly what they do thereafter. After demolishing Greek defence lines in a matter of hours and bringing general Trikoupis to an unequivocal defeat (25-30 Aug 1922), when the captured general was brought to his presence his words were "General, you are our guest now. You have fought gallantly but it was our turn to win. Do not despair and please do tell us if there is anything we can do for you", to which surrendered general Trikoupis responded with desire to write to his wife, which was immediately taken care of. This is why one can understand his words to the mothers of fallen Anzacs. He was a grand statesman also. He said: We need to educate our women rapidly because a society with its women oppressed by the other half can amount to nothing as they constitute 50% of population, if nothing else." He personally fought in the Parliament for suffrage.

Birol Kaya
28 August 2012, 11.08am

I have read so many books and

I have read so many books and articles about Ataturk and I am still very excited to read more and also more recently written articles. This one is concise and precise. My respects to Dr Hughes for telling all, so accurately.

Guler Karcioglu
31 August 2012, 8.19pm

One and only secular leader

One and only secular leader who created a republic inspite of inside and outside challenges and forces,to put it mildly.He has been the greatest leader of all times,as a military commander and president of Turkey.World can and should study this great man's life and use it as a template.
Respectfully submitted,
Guler Karcioglu

PS :I did not mention female rights,I am one who profited immensly from his vision and tolerance and reforms.

Altug ARAS
2 September 2012, 10.16pm

we remember with respect.

we remember with respect.

Zubeyir Batur
5 September 2012, 11.21am

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has been selected the man of 20th century following extensive studies conducted by Prof Arnold Ludwig. The name of that book is 'King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership'. He was an inspiring military general and a visionary leader. He was also recognised as the most respected enemy by British Army.
Zubeyir Batur, Ret. Colonel Turkish Air Force

Azmi Güran
9 September 2012, 3.35pm

Without Ataturk definitely

Without Ataturk definitely there wouldn't be any Turkey and any free Turkish nation. I'm proud to have witnessed his time and carry his autographed picture in my wallet.

Aziz Goksel
12 September 2012, 12.31pm

Ataturk did not try to

Ataturk did not try to reclaim the land beyond the Maritsa River, which was his homeland, as this frontier had been established after the Balkan Wars and was legally binding to the Ottoman Empire, as well as to its successor Turkish republic. Nor did Ataturk insist on capturing Mosul and/or Kirkuk from the British. He was a man who knew his (and his army's) limits, unlike some other historical foes of England. He also respected international law and recognized its importance in the fates of nations. You will not find an adverse quote from Lloyd George or Churchill about this man who undid their careers.

Anonymous
13 September 2012, 9.56am

Two sorts of people hate Gazi

Two sorts of people hate Gazi Kemal Pasha, first the colonialists, because he made the innocent societies wake up all over the world, second the political islamists becasue he took our holy book Koran from their dirty hands and hearts and gave to our pure conscious...

Thaks voting for this noble man... surely his ideas will bring peace and prosperity over the globe.... time is proving him "correct"...

Yildiz Basut
19 September 2012, 2.07pm

M.K.Ataturk is (still) our

M.K.Ataturk is (still) our national hero !

Umur Cevrem
19 September 2012, 2.27pm

Ataturk was not only a great

Ataturk was not only a great soldier and a great statesman, he was also the greatest peace maker. I don't know any great soldier in history who has stated a phrase like "Peace in country, peace in world" and "War is a murder, if it is not a must for the life of the nation". I believe that if he was not died earlier the second world war would not be started.

deniz bingöl
19 September 2012, 2.38pm

a real genius...not only a

a real genius...not only a miltary brain but a nationbuilder, a revolutionary, an intellectual who read more than 3.000 books, science and social skills, a teacher, a style guru...what not?? a god sent genius who comes
only once in a millenium..

BERRİN ÇİLİNGİR
19 September 2012, 4.39pm

Atatürk was the commander of

Atatürk was the commander of the world's best

murat
19 September 2012, 6.36pm

if there is a country called

if there is a country called Turkey, if there are people live in that land freely, it is all because of him. i don't know when ungrateful b... living in this country will realise that? After we loose everything?

Nametaylan dogan
19 September 2012, 8.58pm

He is the best commander.

He is the best commander.

GULTEN
20 September 2012, 10.35am

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is the

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is the best and greatest lider in the world. He will be always remembered as saying "Unless the life of the nation faces peril, war is a crime"
"peace at home peace in the world". He was aware of that war is a disaster.

Ulku Sema Aydin
22 September 2012, 6.12pm

For being the first woman

For being the first woman officer and M.D. in Turkish Armed Forces, I really admire him with all my hearth, and I am very proud of, to have a leader like HİM..

Cenk Kocaharzem
24 September 2012, 11.02am

In full belief that most of

In full belief that most of his virtues have been mentioned already, I would like to point out that he probably was the first commander to ever put some emphasis on nature preservation to the extent that he moved a big house a few meters just to avoid having to cut down a tree which was an obstruction to that building... This is a distinct example of his versatile virtues of not just being a soldier, statesman, politician, teacher, etc..,but, a pioneer of the now-a-days popular Green Peace type activities that have started decades after him.. He was a pig plus for the whole human race... May the Lord grant us a few more leaders like him for the welfare of humankind...

Adnan Ergün
24 September 2012, 9.24pm

"Mustafa Kemal ATATURK is the

"Mustafa Kemal ATATURK is the best and the greatest leader in the World".

Ahmet Mithat
25 September 2012, 1.46pm

He was the greatest leader

He was the greatest leader this world can ever see. Not only Britains but also Italians, Greeks and many others saw and felt what he was capable of.

Remzi şener
25 September 2012, 8.57pm

İt is never important one's

İt is never important one's nationality, religion, region, or language. If a man dedicated his life to people, to peace and has done everything for them; he is the hero. So Mustafa Kemal is the real hero, real leader.

Capt. Ersin Sueren
26 September 2012, 1.04pm

Besides his great capability

Besides his great capability of military commanding he was a man of PEACE.

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