Republic of Turkey Anniversary | Members Statements
Ms SULEYMAN (St Albans) (10:00:01): Happy 96th anniversary to the Republic of Turkey. The date 29 October is a day of great pride for those of Turkish heritage all around the world. It commemorates Mustafa Kemal Atatürk for leading the independence movement to create the Republic of Turkey. Democracy, progress, equality for women, the value of science and education and pride in our heritage were the foundations of the republic. I join with the Australian-Turkish community and all friends of Turkey to remember and acknowledge one of the greatest leaders and visionaries of all time, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the father of Turkey.