Atatürk's clearest voice recording found in US archives

Atatürk's clearest voice recording found in US archives

ISTANBUL - Vatan
Atatürks clearest voice recording found in US archives

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A 1958 U.S. documentary titled "Incredible Turk" revealed Atatürk's clearest voice recording to this day, daily Vatan reported.
 

A series of recordings were discovered last year by Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul and were thought to be the only other recordings besides Atatürk's famous “Address.”

Recording provided by the American documentary, however, stands as the clearest.

The documentary was made in 1958 following Turkey's NATO membership and was shown to the American public to educate them on their newest ally, daily Vatan said.

Atatürks clearest voice recording found in US archives

Atatürk's clearest voice recording found in US archives

The footage shows Mustafa Kemal Atatürk amid a press conference with American Ambassador Joseph Clark Grew, who hailed Atatürk's role in the foundation of the modern Turkish state.

"The Turkish nation is democratic by nature," Atatürk is heard saying. "I have no doubt that the American nation which has gone so far in this ideal is Turkey's friend in her aim. This will not be all. Perhaps it could lead to a world of love with all old prejudices erased and all nations coexisting in peace and prosperity."

Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk