Ambassador John Bass Visited Anitkabir – October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

John Bass, the new U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, visited Anıtkabir and laid a wreath at the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and first President of modern Turkey. Ambassador Bass signed the Anıtkabir honor book and wrote:

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s legacy is visible throughout this great nation – in the strength of its society, the dynamism of its economy and in the hearts of a proud independent people.

His teachings remain important to all who work every day to create a world in which everyone may live in peace and dignity.

As the US ambassador, I am honored to pay my respects to the Turkish nation and this great leader as we renew our efforts to build stronger ties of understanding and respect between our peoples.

John R. Bass
October 21, 2014