Ne mutlu Türküm diyene

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Ne Mutlu Türküm Diyene motto and the Flag of Northern Cyprus on Mount Pentadaktylos in Cyprus.

Ne mutlu Türküm diyene! (English: How happy is the one who calls themself a Turk!) is a motto of the Republic of Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk used this phrase in his speech delivered for the 10th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, on October 29, 1923 (Republic Day) for the first time. In 1972, the Turkish Ministry of National Education added this phrase to the Student Oath.[1][2] This was annulled by the AKP government in 2013.[3]


  1. ^ Necati Polat (October 1, 2011). "A Tradition in Delivering Injustice: Judiciary and Rights in Turkey". Insight Turkey.
  2. ^ "Nationalists stage protests against package across Turkey". Hürriyet. October 2, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Başbakanlık Mevzuatı Geliştirme ve Yayın Genel Müdürlüğü". Archived from the original on January 18, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.