NOVEMBER 10, COMMEMORATING MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK
November 10, Commemorating Atatürk
At 09:05 on the 10th of November in Turkey in 1938 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic and the first President of Turkey, died at the Dolmabahce Palace.
Every year at exactly 9:05am on the 10th of November, traffic stops throughout the whole country, people stand still for a moment, and sirens blare. The occasion is the anniversary of the death of the Republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
As TKFD, every year on November 10th, we organize a commemorative ceremony with the support of Turkish Canadian Associations and Foundations.