Turkish Journal of Pediatric Surgery

S.N.Cenk Büyükünal1, Ebru Yeşildağ2

1Emekli Öğretim Üyesi, İstanbul, TÜRKİYE
2Tekirdağ Namık Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Çocuk Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Tekirdağ, TÜRKİYE

Keywords: Child, Atatürk, children rights


Introduction: Children, for whose well-being we work for in Pediatric Surgery, have always been important in the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, including even the conditions of war. The aim of the study is to present his perspective and actions towards children.

Materials and Methods: Texts obtained from books, newspapers and magazines were examined. Atatürk pictures obtained from personal collections and various auctions were used.

Results: Institutions have been established to protect children and to ensure that they receive good education. Children’s Day began to be celebrated for the first time in the world. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is a leader who gives children the right to speak and takes their ideas into consideration.

Conclusion: He entrusted his greatest work, the Republic of Turkey, to children and youth, whom he describes as the assurance of the future. It should be ensured that children are protected from all kinds of neglect and abuse, that they do not forget the importance of being hardworking besides their intelligence, and that they do not give up in the face of any difficulties. It is these little ladies and gentlemen who will raise and sustain the Republic.

Cite as: S.N.Cenk Büyükünal, Ebru Yeşildağ. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk : Kısa yaşamında çocuklar için neler gerçekleşmişti? Coc Cer Derg/Turkish J Ped Surg 2022;36(1): 1-9. doi: 10.29228/JTAPS.62535