Turkey marks Ataturk Memorial Day

Turkey is marking the Memorial Day of Kemal Ataturk, TRT reports.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a leader, state figure, reformation activist, head of the national liberty movement, died 73 years ago on November 10, 1938. He died at the Dolmabahce Palace. His health problems worsened in early November.

Ataturk’s body was taken out on November 16 to the main hall off the Dolmabahce Palace. The parting ceremony took 3 days. The body was taken to the Zafer torpedo ship and then to the Yavuz Battleship and taken to Izmit.

The body of Ataturk was taken through Bilezhik, Eskinsehir, Polatly. It arrived in Ankara on November 20. 40 soldiers and 12 MPs took the coffin to the catafalque. The mourning process was going through streets of Ankara. The catafalque made its first stop at the ethnographic museum. Ataturk’s body was taken to a mausoleum on November 10, 1953.

Ataturk is still respected today. He is notorious for his liberation activities.

Turkey marks the week of Ataturk’s death as the Week of Ataturk. His memory is still alive.