1937-1938

1937-1938

01-Jan-37 The Western Railways (Sirkeci-Edirne) were purchased.
27-Jan-37 Hatay’s independence was accepted at the meeting of the League of the Nations in Geneve.
04-Feb-37 The Economy Faculty was opened in the Istanbul University.
05-Feb-37 The “Six Arrow” (six principles) went into the Constitution. (After talked over, with the law changing certain articles of the constitution, the six principles were added to the constitution. The amendment which was proposed by the Malatya deputy Ismet In
08-Feb-37 The “Forest Law” was accepted in the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
13-Feb-37 The house in Salonika, where Atatürk was born, was purchased by the Salonika Municipality and given to the order of Atatürk.
28-Feb-37 The General Directorate of Meteorology was established.
03-Apr-37 The Foundation laying ceremony of Karabük Iron and Steel factory was held in Karabük.
07-Apr-37 Turkey-Egypt Friendship, Residency and Citizenship pact was signed.
15-Apr-37 With the Directorate of the Religious Affairs’ circular, the provincial governorships were informed for abolishing the “Sala” the Friday noon call for prayer.
23-Apr-37 The Atatürk monument was opened at the Reserve Officers School in Istanbul.
04-Jun-37 “The Agricultural Bank of the Turkish Republic Law” was accepted in the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
09-Jun-37 The law concerning the opening of a Medical Faculty in Ankara was accepted in the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
11-Jun-37 Atatürk informs the government from Trabzon that he donated all his farms and real estates to the people.
14-Jun-37 Hatay’s Independence Treaty was approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
15-Jun-37 The Labour Law went into effect.
17-Jun-37 The contract was signed for the purchase of Kadiköy Water Company.
01-Jul-37 Fevzi Pasha-Meydaniekbez and Toprakkale-Iskenderun railways were purchased.
08-Jul-37 Saadabad Pact (Nonaggression Pact) was signed in the Saadabad Palace in Tehran between Turkey, Iran, Irak and Afghanistan.
12-Sep-37 Seyit Rıza and his friend who caused trouble in Tunceli were surrendered.
20-Sep-37 The second Turkish History assembly was held in the Dolmabahce Palace.
20-Sep-37 Atatürk opened Turkey’s first official art gallery in the Dolmabahce palace.
09-Oct-37 Nazilli Printed Cloth Fabric factory was opened by Atatürk.
25-Oct-37 Inönü withdrew from the premiership. Celal Bayar took over the premiership.
28-30 October 1937 For the last time Atatürk participated in the Republic Holiday ceremonies in Ankara.
27-Dec-37 The “Denizbank Law” was accepted in the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
14-Jan-38 Saadabad Pact (Nonaggression Pact) that was signed between Turkey, Iran, Irak and Afghanistan was approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
22-Jan-38 Atatürk went to Derince via Izmit.
24-Jan-38 Izmir Telephone enterprise was purchased by the government.
01-Feb-38 Gemlik synthetic silk factory was opened with a ceremony where Atatürk was present.
02-Feb-38 Bursa Merino wool Factory was opened by Atatürk.
13-Mar-38 One of the former commanders of the Independence War (full) General Cevat Cobanli died.
30-Mar-38 The Secretary-General of the Presidency published the first official announcement of Atatürk’s illness.
11-Apr-38 Usküdar and Kadiköy Water Company was purchased.
19-May-38 For the last time Atatürk watched the 19th of May Youth and Sports Holiday shows and, in spite of his illness, departed for a southern country tour in connection with Hatay Problem.
20-24 May 1938 Atatürk visited the Mersin Region in connection with the Hatay Problem.
21-May-38 Atatürk watched the Military Parade in Mersin.
23-May-38 Istanbul Electric Company was purchased.
24-May-38 Atatürk watched the Military Parade in Adana.
01-Jun-38 The Savarona Yatch, purchased by the State, arrived in Istanbul.
16-Jun-38 Our woman aviator Sabiha Gökcen went for a Balkan air tour alone.
19-Jun-38 The King of Romania, Carol the 2nd visited Atatürk in Istanbul.
20-Jun-38 An amendment made to the law number 2739 that states “the national holidays and general rest days” and the day 19th of May was accepted as the “Youth and Sports Holiday” by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
24-Jun-38 The Turkish Grand National Assembly accepted the law concerning the establishment of the Land Products Office.
28-Jun-38 The Turkish Grand National Assembly accepted the “Associations Law”.
3-4 July 1938 Turkey and France made an agreement to keep an equal amount of troops in Hatay. The troops entered Hatay on 4 July.
05-Jul-38 All of the Turkish units arrived at their positions.
24-Aug-38 The railway reached to Kemah.
29-Aug-38 The Military Court convicted Nazim Hikmet Ran and others.
02-Sep-38 Hatay National Assembly opened and Tayfur Sökmen was selected as the State President.
05-Sep-38 Atatürk asked for his will to be written. (Opened on the 28 November 1938)
05-Sep-38 Daily official announcements began to be published about the illness of Atatürk. On the 17 of October 1938 Atatürk went into a coma first time.
28-Oct-38 Ankara radio went on the air.
29-Oct-38 The Kuleli Military High School students, while passing in front of the Dolmabahce Palace by boat greeted Atatürk by singing the National Anthem.
29-Oct-38 The message of Atatürk to the Turkish Armed Forces on account of the 15th anniversary of the Republic.
01-Nov-38 The Premier Celal Bayar made the opening speech of the Turkish Grand National Assembly on behalf of Atatürk.
08-Nov-38 The reports confirming the seriousnes of Atatürk’s illness again began publishing.
10-Nov-38 Atatürk died.

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