Ataturk’s Message 

Acrylic on Canvas 

40 x 50cm 


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a Commander in the Turkish army and was the founding father of modern Turkiye. 

Honouring the lives of men who fought valiantly at Gallipoli and seeing no difference between the Johnnie’s and the Mehmet’s. His touching words to ANZAC mothers bond the two countries together forever highlighting the shared humanity between all soldiers.  

Ataturks words provide comfort to mothers and opened up a friendship between Turkiye and Australia. The special bond that exists between the two countries has spanned across continents and over 100 years. The emotional dawn service on the 25th of April each year accommodated by the Republic of Turkiye demonstrates the comradery and bond that will live on with those that lost their lives.  

Ataturks sentiments and legacy live on with the ANZAC spirit.