Atatürkün askerlik hayatıyla ilgili ingilizce bilgiler
Mustafa has finished at the Salonika military school and now he is going to military high school in Monastır (now Bitola). It is 1895 and Mustafa is fourteen. He has a friend called Ömer. Ömer likes to read books. Mustafa usually reads maths books. Ömer, however, prefers novels and poetry books.
Ömer often comes to Mustafa2s room. I dont like your books, he says. They dont look very interesting.
Oh really! Mustafa Kemal says. What wrong with them, then?
They are boring! Why dont you read story books and poetry books?
Mustafa Kemal takes Ömers advice. Literature is a new world for him. He likes the poetry of Namık Kemal best. He sees that Namık Kemal loves his country and wants it to have political freedom. Mustafa Kemal is going to think about these ideas for a long time.
Later, in 1919, Mustafa Kemal is going to say this:
Namık Kemal said, the enemy has put his knife into the heart our land. There is nobody to save our unlucky mother. But I say, the enemy has put his knife into the heart of our land. Yes! Somebody is going to save our unlucky mother!
Mustafa Kemal to write poetry, too. His maths teacher has found out about this new interest. Look here, my boy, the teacher says. You are spending too much time on your poetry. You mustnt spend so much time on it, or you wont be a good soldier.
Yes sir, Mustafa Kemal answers, but I like to write poetry. It helps me.
Perhaps, the teacher says, but you must study other subject now.
Dont worry, there will be enough time for poetry, too
Mustafa Kemal thinks, My may be right. I wont write any more poetry for a while.
He still reads a lot, however. He talks about books with another close friend, Ali Fethi.
Mustafa is ill. He has got malaria. Zübeyde hanım has got heard about her sons illness. She has just arrived at the school. Now she wants to see the school doctor, Dr. Muhsin Bey. Doctor, she says, my boy very healthy. Just look at him now! Please let me take him home.
His mother takes him home and looks after him. He has to stay at home for two months. He is very thin and weak, but his mother takes a good care of him and he gets better. Soon he will be able to go back to school.
Mustafa Kemal is still doing very well at school. He is particularly good at maths but now he is having lesson in new subject, French.
French is a more difficult subject for him than the other ones. He studies French day and night, but still does not do very well at it.
One day the French teacher asks him to come to his desk. Look, my son, he says, I know you very hard, but I am afraid you are going to fail in French. I will do my best, sir. I promise, Mustafa Kemal replies
That summer he has taken a three-month holiday in Salonika. He goes to the Dominican Brothers school. No one knows he is going there. After three months his French is much better. He has no more problems in this subject. Later in his life he is going to read many books in French. The ideas in them are western ideas.
Now ill the Turks are very exited! In Macedonia the Greeks and Turks are enemies. Greek has sent soldiers to Crete. The Turks are Fighting Them. Turkish men and boys want to go to war. They walk in the streets with Turkish Flags in their hands.
At the school boys are very exited, too. They are soldiers now. They all want to go to war and fight for their country.
Mustafa Kemal and one of his friends have made a plan. They are going to run away from school and join the army.
So they ran away. Mustafa Kemal says to his friend, Lets try to find a group of soldiers. Well join them. No one will know we are school boys. Now its evening. They still have not found a group of soldiers, so they decide to go a house. It belongs to Bulgarian woman. She is a friend of Zübeyde Hanım.