Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Sons of another country
“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 lay 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."
Let us commemorate Mustafa Kemal with the words he sent out to the mothers of Anzacs, who were sent to a far away land to fight a senseless war. Let us hope that there are still sensible decision makers out there, who can be inspired by these words.