|Photographer: Kenan Erginsoy|
A photograph of Atatürk that he signed and presented to Kılıç Ali on January 6, 1932. (06.01.1932)
THE STORY OF A PHOTO
The unprecedented photograph that Atatürk signed and presented to Kılıç Ali on January 6, 1932.
Let's share the memory of Atatürk's close friend Kılıç Ali with a photograph signed by Cemal Kutay.
After Atatürk, who was very careful about his clothes, said that the overcoat he was wearing in the photo above suited Kılıç Ali:
He said , "Then call Kenan and let's pose in the garden!.." He found Photo Kenan Erginsoy in Kılıç and took the photo above. Kilic Ali said:
" .... There was a sweet, sincere, innocent rivalry between us and our friends over Atatürk. I asked him not to give it to anyone other than the photograph he signed. He laughed. "Let's think..." he said.
Before, I only had the photos and I was bragging about it. After a while, I saw it in Salih, Cevat Abbas and Recep Zühtü. And how: All three of them invited me to dinner at Salih's house: The photograph, signed by all three, was standing in front of me side by side."
When I told Ata the incident, he smiled.
"You all love me, and I love you all." Said."
Source: Atatürk’ün Son Günleri, Cemal Kutay, 3. Baskı Ekim 2005. İklim Yayıncılık. ISBN: 975-988-847-5. Sayfa:47