A Pause for Atatürk, founder of the modern-day Republic of Türkiye

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  • By Staff Sgt. Matthew Angulo
  • 39th Air Base Wing

In commemoration of 84th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of the modern-day Republic of Türkiye, the 10th Tanker Base Command and the 39th Air Base Wing paid tribute to Atatürk. Atatürk is credited with the birth and modernization of Türkiye and his accomplishments are celebrated throughout the nation. During this day of remembrance, the entire country of Türkiye pauses for two minutes at 9:05 a.m., to symbolize the moment Atatürk passed.