Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Atatürk died 9.05 a.m.

10 November 1938 at 9.05 A.M, Turkish people lost their savior and the founder of the Turkish Republic. He died in his bed at Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, at the age of 57, defeated by the liver ailment he was suffering from.

Today I'm thinking of all the amazing thinks he archived for this country and what more he could have done if he didn't pass away.

Something amazing is happening at 9.05 - exactly the time he died. People stop with whatever they are doing and have a quiet minute (well, quiet is not really the right word..) for Atatürk. Me and my parents experienced it from Eminönü. The cars stopped at the street, the boats were horning, the fishermen dropped their fishing rods and people stopped walking:

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