The first duty is to preserve and defend Turkish independence, the Turkish Republic forever.
This is the very foundation of your existence and your future. This foundation is your most precious treasure. Even in the future, you will want to deprive you of this treasure, both internal and external. One day, if you fall into the obligation of self-defense of the Independence and the Republic, you will not think of the possibilities and possibilities of being in order to be thrown into your duty! This possibility and lamentation can manifest in a very noble character.
The enemies that will refer to independence and the Republic can be the agents of an unprecedented victory all over the world. By gravity and deceit, the saints’ homeland, all their possessions, all their shipyards, all their armies, and every corner of the country may be occupied. Within this country, those who hold power can be unaware and deceitful, and even in treachery, more and more graver than all this shit. They may even be able to affirm their personal interests by the political desires of the seers. The nation may be devastated by the need for the poor.
He was the son of Turkish fortune! Here, even in this situation and in the lull, To save Turkish independence and republic! The strength you need in the noble blood in your veins!
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
October 20, 1927