Federal Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell Congratulates the Centenary of the Turkish Republic At Federation Chambers.
Mitchell’s motion read as follows:
That this House:
(1) acknowledges 2023 as the centenary of the Republic of Turkiye and congratulates the people of Turkiye on this significant milestone for their nation;
(2) remembers with respect the founder of the Republic and commander of Turkish forces at Gallipoli, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and his unprecedented efforts to heal the wounds of ANZAC mothers, paving the way for our two nations to become friends from foes in less than a decade; and
(3) recognises the sons and daughters of Turkiye who have since made their home in Australia and the contribution they have made to building our nation.
The motion is seconded by the Member for Moreton Mr Graham Perrett.
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