Presenter ( Sunucu ) :
Mr. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, can you provide information about the general situation of your home country before the War of Independence? Mustafa Kemal Ataturk :
Turkey was back then the Ottoman Empire; the army was defeated in the General War, Ottoman army was failing and a treaty with very severe conditions was signed. Presenter ( Sunucu ) :
" İndependence or Death ....." you took this decision under which conditions?
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk :
The basic principle is for the Turkish nation to live as a dignified and honorable nation. This can only be achieved in a state of complete independence.