CHARLES D'GAULLE - PRESIDENT OF FRANCE
"Turkish history is now, more than ever an inseperable piece of Western and European history, and Ataturk's efforts to this end have not been fruitless..."
JOHN F. KENNEDY - US PRESIDENT
"The name Ataturk calls to mind the historical accomplishments of one of the greatest man of this century, the inspiring leadership to the Turkish people, the open-minded and forward-looking understanding of a modern world and the capacity, power and great courage of a military commander..."
ERHARD - CHANCELLOR
"Ataturk as soldier advanced victorious from a cruel and at times what appeared to be hopeless struggle, to later take responsibility for a nation. The proclamation of independence of the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923 is the outcome of his diplomatic genious..."
RIZA PEHLEVI - SHAH OF IRAN
"A fine and honest man such as Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a man who took on such an important duty and realised it with such great success and carried the responsibility of determining the fate of a nation, is a rarity in the history of the world..."
HOME - BRITISH PRIME MINISTER
"About 50 years ago, the name Ataturk was known by us as a bright Turkish military commander. After the peace, we recognised him as great national leader with a permanent place in history..."
EYUP HAN - PAKISTAN
"Ataturk is not only one of the greatest man of this century, but we in Pakistan believe him to be one of the greatest man in all of history..."
GENERAL MAC ARTHUR
"I know no other man who combined military genious and ideals to such an extend in his nature as has Ataturk..."
CANG KAY SHEK
"The life and work of Ataturk will continue to be a source of inspiration not only for the Turkish people, but for all free citiziens of the world..."
"Our people feel the greatest admiration for the Ghazi's immortal work, and maintain the greatest respect for his memory..."
"He is one of the constructors of the modern age in the East. I continue to be one of many of his admirers..."
"There can be nothing more natural than to give great importance to Ataturk's place in the history of the 20th Century, because Ataturk is a living example of brave officers always ready to take responsibility for and realise their patriotic duty and to turn the tables to the advantage of their country by changing a people's loss to victory, down fall to ascendence and regression to progression..."