23 April 1920 is a symbol of the resurrection, eradication and brutality of the Turkish nation in a vital period when the four sides of the country were occupied and the nation was on the verge of extinction. Turkey consisting of representatives of the national will of the Grand National Assembly opened today; The beginning of the path that leads to salvation and victory of our struggle, and has been heralded as the Republic of Turkey.
In 1929, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk presented 23 April as a holiday to the children, and it is known that this holiday is the first children's holiday in the world.
The most precious being of our nation is the guarantee of our children, peace, love, hope and brotherhood, and our bright future. The nation, on this happy day receiving sovereignty into their own hands, all our children and our youth, secular, democratic and social state of law, which we are proud of the vision of peace and will come out with the Republic of Turkey. Country and nation is an indivisible whole with the Republic of Turkey, with their conscious effort that, among the world states, is an outstanding location will be deserved.
On this occasion 23 98 of April National Sovereignty and Children's Day. Celebrating the year, I wish all our children and citizens peace.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications