statement on the ataturk award given to nelson mandela
12 may 1992
the african national congress is aware of the announcement by the government of turkey that the ataturk award will be presented to anc president on 19 may.
nelson mandela has spent his whole life in the service of democracy, human rights and freedom from oppression.
the anc wishes to state quite categorically that mr mandela has not accepted the ataturk award, and has no plans to visit turkey. the anc`s attitude does not reflect any negative view of kemal ataturk, the reformer and founder of modern turkey.
the department of ınformation and publicity
yukarıda bir arkadaşın yazdığı aptalca ve kaynağı olmayan yazıya itibar etmeyiniz zira arkadaş sakattır. Asıl açıklama bu yöndedir. herkese iyi geceler.