The Turkish president on Saturday commemorated the 81st death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the nation.

In a commemorative message marking the day, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “We should understand the teachings of Gazi (Veteran) who gained the appreciation of our nation and the whole world, and tell our youth and children that he is a true patriot.

“We must carry the torch forward for the unity and solidarity of the future generations without forgetting the sacrifices and struggles made in this way.”

Ataturk achieved great success in the War of Independence securing a respectable place in the

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