On 26 September, Language Day reminds us of the importance of Turkish in preserving our national identity. Our language is our identity.
Great Leader Atatürk’s following words deserve to be mentioned in this regard:
“National identity and language are closely intertwined. A national and rich language is the main factor in developing a national sense. Turkish is one of the richest languages as long as this language is cultivated with consciousness. The Turkish nation, which wants to protect its country and independence, should also rescue its language from being under siege by foreign languages.”