Cezmi Eraslan

Keywords: Atatürk, Adana, national sovereignty, religious sensitiveness, cultural priorities

Abstract

Kemal Atatürk had visited many cities of Anatolia either during his presidency of Grand National Assembly or during his Presidency of Turkish Republic. In these excursions he always declaimed on his main projects and main problems of the country, people and the new regime. During his Adana visits he emphasized the importance of economical capacity of Adana region for whole country. He also underlined the social and cultural priorities of the new era such as religious, social and cultural sensitiveness about newly past events frequently in Adana. According to him the most important thing was taking possession of national sovereignty by the majority of the Turkish citizens henceforth.