Istanbul, 10 November 2021 (TDI): Turkey commemorated the 83rd anniversary of the demise of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the leader of the movement for independence on Wednesday. The people across Turkey observe two minutes of silence starting at 9:05 a.m. local time.
— Turkish Presidency (@trpresidency) November 10, 2021
Ataturk initiated his Military studies in Thessaloniki (Greece). He studied at the Istanbul Military School graduated as a lieutenant and climbed the ladder to soon become Staff Captain. He played a decisive role in the battle against Italians in Tripoli during 1911. During the Balkan wars, he led Turks to claim victory in conflict zones such as Edline and Dimetoka provinces.
Ataturk was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1881 during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. He proved his skills in the Battle of Dardanelles war zone in the Gallipoli peninsula during World War 1 in 1914. He then earned the Major General rank as he proved his military skills in Southern Turkey’s adjoining regions in 1916.
In 1918, Ataturk managed to put up successful resistance against the British in Damascus.
He organized two congresses in Erzurum and Sivas as the capture of Istanbul in 1919 by Allied forces changed the game. Ataturk upheld the will of the people which subsequently led him to become elected as First President and Speaker of Parliament on April 23, 1920.
The Turkish people under Ataturk’s leadership won several battles against the occupant Allied forces at Sakarya, Inonu, and the Great offensive. The modern Republic of Turkey was founded on October 23, 1924, after the Lausanne Treaty.