Atatürk's Arrival in Denizli
Ataturk arrived in the province of Denizli on 4 February 1931. This
trip was included in the program known as Ata's "Great Aegean Tour." On
4 February 1931 Wednesday the private train departed from Aydın at 8.10
in the morning and brought Atatürk to Denizli on the same day at 1300.
Thousands of Denizli people showed love. Atatürk passed by greeting the
people and came to the party building of that time with the delegation
from the station street.
After resting in this building for a while, Atatürk visited the 5th and
33rd artillery regiments of the 5th Colonies in Isparta on the way to
Çamlık and then met a group of the officers of the regiments. During
the visit of the regiments, General Mustafa Izzet from Isparta was also
After the visit of the military units, they came to the Village
Teacher School entered the classes asked the students questions and
received information from the teachers about the education and training
Atatürk went to the Denizli National Hospital and examined the
patients until they came to the finest detail. Atatürk thanked Hospital
Head Physician Dr. Hamdi Berkman for the arrangement order and
cleanliness of the hospital.
Atatürk came to the municipality after the hospital greeted the
gathered people there talked with the local people's council for a while
made the important suggestions on the needs and possibilities of the
people and the city and left the place saying that "I am touched by the
feeling that Denizli people showed me."
Hundreds of people from villages towns and districts even neighboring
provinces and districts came to meet Atatürk and see him closely and
hear his voice.