The Death of Ataturk – 10 November 1938

Posted on November 9th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, army officer, the first President of Turkey and the ‘Father of the Turks’, died on 10 November 1938 – he was 57.

Such was Ataturk’s influence pn Turkey that at 9.05am every 10th of November, the people in Turkey pause in silence for a minute to remember Ataturk.

Here is a newspaper obituary of Ataturk that was published on 11 November 1938.

historical newspaper report on ataturk

Aberdeen Press and Journal – Friday 11 November 1938

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historical newspaper report on ataturk

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