ISSN: 1011-727X
e-ISSN: 2667-5420

Atila Yücel

Keywords: Atatürk, Republic, Oration, Youth, Indepence


Oration (Nutuk) is Atatürk's creation narrating the independence war, the establishment of Turkish Republic and the introduction of reforms. It is also very valuabİe first hand source of our political and national history. Atatürk finished his writing with a chapter called "a trust I hand över to Turkish youth." This last cali to the youth is placed in a text called as oration, which is literary and historical with high value of oratory. Atatürk points out what their duty is to his target mass, youth, by saying "your first duty is to protect and to defend the Turkish independence and Turkish Republic forever." He expresses that these two concepts are the bases of their existence and their future and are as valuabİe as a treasure. Finally Atatürk indicates that to solve ali the problems Turkish youth can find the needed power in their noble blood in other words in Turkishness.