The Death of Ataturk – 10 November 1938 | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


The Death of Ataturk – 10 November 1938

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.

Aberdeen Press and Journal – Friday 11 November 1938

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