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Friday, November 10, 2006

Atatürk in Quotes [2]

Part Two: Quotes On Atatürk

"I learned about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk from someone who knows him very well. As I was speaking to the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Soviet Union, Litvinov, he told me that the most valuable and interesting leader in the world does not live in Europe but beyond the Straits in Ankara and that he was the President of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk."
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

"The name of Atatürk reminds makind of the historical success of one of the greatest men of this century. His inspirational leadership of the Turkish Nation, his open view in understanding the modern world and his might and courage as a military leader."
John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

"Atatürk was a statesman a military leader and one of the greatest leaders of our century. I am proud to be one o Atatürk's loyal friends."
US Gen. Douglas MacArthur

"The death of Atatürk, who had saved Turkey during the war and revived the Turkish Nation after the war, is a great loss, not only for his country, but also for Europe as well. 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."
Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

"Men devoted to war, politics, and public life wear out fast, and all three had been the passion of Atatürk."
Will Durant, Pulitzer Prize winning American historian

"He was the leader of the first struggle given against colonialism and imperialism, [and] he worked all his life for the development of harmony and cooperation between peoples without distinction of color, religion and race, ... [the] deeds of Atatürk ... was to promote world peace, international understanding and respect for human rights."
Resolution on the Atatürk Centennial, UNESCO, 1981

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