Remembering the military nation. Is that a myth?

Posted by on November 14th, 2008
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The last veteran’s death triggered high level commemorations. 
 
A guard of honour carries the flag-draped coffin of War of Independence ...

A guard of honour carries the flag-draped coffin of War of Independence veteran, retired col. Mustafa Sekip Birgol, as Turkish leaders, army commanders and thusands of people attend a funeral ceremony in his honor at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. Birgol, 105, was the last surviving Turkish soldier who fought in Turkey’s 1919-22 War of Independence under the leadership of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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