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Wellington Büyükelçiliği

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Büyükelçi Ali Yakıtal Anzak Günü'nde Wellington'daki Atatürk Anıtı'nda Yüce Atatürk'ümüzün Anzak Annelerine 1934 yılında gönderdiği, metni ilişik mesajı okumuştur., 25.04.2011

Those heroes that shed their blood and
lost their lives …

You are now lying in the soil of a friendly
country; therefore, rest in peace.

There is no difference between the
Johnnies and the Mehmets to us; where
they lie side by side here in this country
of ours…

You, the mothers, who sent their sons
from far away countries, wipe away your
tears; your sons are now lying in our
bosom and are in peace. After having lost
their lives on this land, they have become
our sons as well.

1934
Kemal Atatürk