This decree has nothing to do with Mustafa Kemal’s name, which is not mentioned in the sermon.

Parties in the debate on conservatism, secularism, ataturk, revolution, etc. began sharing documents on social media this morning. “A” sermon “, Ataturk, or Ataturk at the time, published after 1926, praying for the salvation of the country and the republic without mentioning the name of a person on Friday. Cabinet decision signed by Mustafa Kemal and government members …

The original is in the Republic Archives, and this document, which has already been circulated, was presented by President Saig Ozturk, a professor of religious affairs. Dr. He reissued it in his column on Sözcü and said Ali Erbaş sent it …

Ozturk asked the president of religious affairs why the name of Ataturk was not mentioned in the anniversary of the victory of Canakkale and in recent sermons. The Council of Ministers, which I mentioned about Friday’s sermon, sent a decision.

In the decision, in Turkish today, “it was decided to pray for the peace and happiness of the country and the republic without mentioning their names in future sermons, and to all states of this decision. Was transferred to the Ministry of Interior. “

While sending the document, the president of religious affairs said, “The deceased himself did not want his name to be mentioned in the sermon. The next period, it was not written in any sermon. I’ve been there for 50 years on Friday, but I don’t remember much. Pope Gazi may have made such a decision because he knew that preaching was part of his prayer. Hmm. Throughout the history of the Republic, this decision has always been upheld. Perhaps in one or two sermons sent by putschists during the coup d’etat because they did not know. This does not act according to Ataturk’s decision. It means that we are commemorating and praying at every opportunity. “

Saygı Öztürk also stated in her article that the decree was issued on March 5, 1926, hoping for Atatürk’s decisions on secularism, democracy, human rights and more.

The decree was issued for KALIFE!

It was written by the President of Religious Affairs and Saig Ozturk, but there is another much more important aspect to this issue.

The decree in question was issued on March 5, 1924, exactly two years before that date, rather than March 5, 1926. 3. The 1340 inch corresponds to the Gregorian calendar of March 5, 1924. More importantly; it was not Mustafa Kemal who was instructed not to be mentioned in the sermon, but Caliph Abdulaziz, who was expelled from Turkey the same night after the caliphate was abolished two days earlier that day.・ It was Effendi!

Let me briefly explain the political situation before the decree was issued.

The caliphate was abolished on Monday, March 3, 1924. Hearing that the caliphate system no longer exists, discussions began nationwide that the name would be mentioned in the next sermon on Friday, May 7, and telegrams were sent from the provinces to Ankara. Ask to clarify the problem.

The Council of Ministers’ decision dated March 5, 1926 was issued after these developments. The decree was promulgated on Wednesday, and government instructions were telegraphed by the Ministry of Interior to all states.

These communications are kept in the Republic Archives, and anyone who knows the old letters can contact them.

This is the reason for the Council of Ministers’ decision, which was interpreted as “Mustafa Kemal Pasha’s name is not mentioned in the sermon.”

Here, the image of the cut-out and dumped document sent by Diyanet to Saygı Öztürk and the original of the same document in the archive are shown together …

Ignorance or intention?

If the claims and facts are completely different from each other, there are some possibilities that need to be considered and seriously discussed on the subject.

1. If Diyanet knew the reason for issuing the decree in question, that is, the name that was not intended to be mentioned in the decree was the name of Caliph Abdulaziz Effendi, not Mustafa Kemal. However, when the law was used as a defensive measure, the situation was quite serious, such as “Ataturk wanted that, we are fulfilling his wish.” It’s serious!

2. However, if Diyanet is unaware of the document and its actual content and is given a decree by ignorant or malicious people who want to assist the president in religious affairs, “Mustafa Kemal preaches his name. , You can use this decree against those who blame you, “and Saygı Öztürk was also given. If it was sent afterwards, professor. It is imperative that Dr. Ali Elvas explain these men, and they put him in a difficult position!

3. Two years after the decision of the Council of Ministers in 1924, in 1926, it is unknown whether it was the president of religious affairs, Saig Ozturk, or who made the mistake. However, although it is not known that Lumi’s date under decree 1340 corresponds to 1924 AD, if the date of 1926 is given as a result of ignorance, there is ignorance beyond estimation.

Gönül hopes that none of these possibilities are true, but unfortunately at least one is true. In other words, this is how we are in areas such as knowledge, accuracy and ethics!

Images of the law in question circulated and cut off the edges as if they came out of the trash. Diyanet also sent this image to Saygı Öztürk.

Image of the original decree of the Republic Archive.  (BCA, 30-18-1-1 / 9-15-23)

Image of the original decree of the Republic Archive (BCA, 30-18-1-1 / 9-15-23)