Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party Deputy Chairman Dengir Mir Mehmet Fırat from AK Party was criticized with his words that "Atatürk's revolutions caused trauma in the society," published in New York Times, Daily Sabah reported.
Fırat said: "I said those words, I am backing my words."
"The revolution in 1923 changed lifestyles. Revolutions bring change. No revolution is soft. Revolutions are traumatic situations. French revolution and Soviet revolution are examples for this."
Fırat did not take a step back: "establishing the republic is a revolution. Each revolution is a social trauma. This is just a social and historical finding."
Fırat said "Atatürk's revolutions caused trauma."
Fırat added: "Especially media organs have the biggest responsibility for proper use of freedom of expression and thought. If media is distorting the truth as a side of a psychological battle and interpreting the events in their own style, then the people who do not have the correct information can not use their capability to think in the right way. A new republic is established. This republic has removed all the values and institutions which were valid until then. That is a revolution. Each revolution is a social trauma. The basic difference between evolution and revolution is this traumatic situation."
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