Today is the Anniversary of Ataturk’s Death

I know this because a few minutes ago Asli turned off the radio and opened the front door even though it is cold today. At 9:05 am on November 10 1938 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk passed away. His cause of death was cirrhosis of the liver.

At 9:05 am today, many people in Turkey stood still for one minute’s silence in rememberance. Apparently, even the Istanbul ferries turn off their motors and float unassisted for 1 minute!

The moment has passed and now the music is back on!

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