TWLA Remembers Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) Today marks the 82nd anniversary of the passing of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a revolutionary leader in times of war and peace, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, and its first President from 1923 until his death in 1938. Atatürk was no ordinary leader. After leading the Turkish people to independence from the occupying forces, following the Ottoman defeat in 1919, and establishing the Turkish Republic in 1923, Atatürk forged a cultural, social, educational, political and economic revolutions that catapulted the Turkish Republic and Turkish people into the community of global leaders. His reforms included social, legal and political rights for women, the abolition of all Ottoman institutions, introduction of Western legal codes, replacing the Arabic script with a Latin one and most importantly introduction of a sovereign and secular state.
“Real salvation is achieved by detecting and treating the disease in the society, and the treatment of the disease will be healing only if it is done in a scientific and research-based manner. Otherwise, it is known that a treatment which does not apply principles of science will never cure disease.” – M.K. Atatürk, 27 October 1922
Our true mentor in life is science.” “Hayatta en hakiki mürşit ilimdir.”
Teachers: the new generation will be your devotion.” “Öğretmenler: Yeni nesiller sizlerin eseri olacaktır.”
With his famous quote “Little ladies, little gentlemen, you are all the roses, the stars and the sparkling joy of our future, the ones who will elevate the nation. Always be aware of your value and significance! And work hard… We have great expectations from you.”, M. Kemal Ataturk presented April 23 to all the world’s children to emphasize that they are successor of the future. Happy National Sovereignty and Children’s Day to us all!
This year, due to Covid-19 pandemic, we invite you all to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our National Sovereignty and Children’s Day virtually, from our homes, dressed in red and white clothes!
TWLA Ataturk School attended the assembly titled “Devoting in Linguistic Diversity Through Turkish” organized by Turkish Library on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in commemoration of the UN International Mother Language Day. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Bircan Ünver, President of The Light Millennium, for inviting us to this program; to Mrs. Necmiye Kaçaroğlu who gave a speech representing Ataturk School; our alumni Oğuzhan Ulutaş, Çağla Çetin, Gözde Pınar, Eda Ekinciler, Efehan Berk Hüyük, Onur Gürdal; our students Ekin Pınar, Zümral Hüyük, Duygu Gürdal, Meyra Hüyük; our teachers, members and friends who participated in the program.
On Saturday, February 15, Atatürk School students were given their half-year report cards, which they were waiting for eagerly. We sincerely congratulate all our students and wish them continued success.
Atatürk School will be on a break next week and will be closed on February 22, 2020.
On February 8, 2020, astrophysicist and space telecommunications engineer Umut Yıldız, PhD of NASA visited New York Ataturk School and had an enjoyable, interesting conversation with our students. His scientific research focuses on observational star formation and molecular clouds. You can find more detailed information about his work on his personal website umutayildiz.com.
We would like to thank Umut Yıldız, PhD for his visit to New York Ataturk School and his willingness to share his knowledge about a very engaging topic for our students.
Gürer Aykal, one of the most important conductors of Turkey and the world, visited Ataturk School on January 4, 2020 and met with our students and parents. A great program was conducted with a concert by the Atatürk School students. We would like to thank Mr. Gürer Aykal for his visit to our school and to Ms. Sermin Özçilingir, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TWLA, for their contribution to the happening of this event.
New Manhattan Sinfonietta founded by Mr. Gürer Aykal will proudly perform “Anatolian Inspirations” at Carnegie Hall on February 8, 2020. Tickets can be purchased here.