Fatherly Atatürk


Quiet a long time had passed, the sad expression probably not left my face. Atatürk called me to his side and offered me two glasses of champagne one after another. He said.

- I hurt your feelings. But I wish with my heart that my musicians should know all the songs as to be able to accompany every singer.

The fatherly gesture of Atatürk dispersed all my sadness. I held his hands joyfully and kissed them again and again with a great regard.

Atatürk: “You have had the benefit again," he complimented me.