« on: 18-06-2013, 08:06:08 »
"The Turkish youth is the owner and protecter of the republic and the 6 principles. They strongly believe the need and truth of these. They have embraced the republic and the 6 principles of it. Whenever he hears about something that will damage these principles, they wont think "We have the police, the gendarme, the law" and instead they will defend their treasure with stones, clubs and fists; with anything they have. The police, will arest the innocent ones instead of the criminals. The youth will think "The police is not the defender of the republic and its principles." an they will never beg. The court will find them guilty. they will again think that it is needed to fix the current laws. They will imprison them. They will send tegerams to the president, the prime-minister, and the national assembly, telling them they are the ones who are right. Then they will say: "I have done what my belief and judgement has told me to do. I am the one who is right in my movement and intervention. If I came here because of the injustice, it is my duty to correct6 the injustice that brought me here."
This is the ideals of the Turkish youth that I understand!"
- Mustafa Kemal, February 5th, 1933, Bursa, Western Turkey