Today, April 23rd is a national holiday and a day of festivities awarded to the children of the world by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on April 23rd. The significance of today lies on the fact that it is the first and only day covering the importance of children as the future of our society and is dedicated solely to them, also recognized by UNICEF. When the first Grand National Assembly of the Turkish Republic that was in the process of rebirth from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire with the National Independence War was opened on April 23rd, 1920, it was a historical day: after centuries of monarchy, the sovereignty from then on, unconditionally belonged to the nation. In 1929, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, dedicated this important day to children of the world, with his profound understanding of the importance of children in the future of the society. Since then this day has been celebrated with festivities throughout the country with the participation of government and military officials extending to the highest level and with wide participation of the citizens and foreign guests, who happen to be children from other countries, making this day also an important compliment to world peace. Another important tradition of this day is that children symbolically take over the posts of adults as the mayors, presidents, and parliamentarians of the future for one day.
In a world where children face many problems from poverty to abuse, it is even more important to recognize the importance of this day and dedicate ourselves to their well-being, protection, and development of elevated consciousness as well as to the promotion of a world in peace. This newspaper has been issued for this sole purpose, along with using this opportunity to keep the soul of the day alive as it has been for over 80 years: MAY WE HAVE Much MORE NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAYS!