QUOTE FOR THE DAY
"Mustafa Kemal recalled his first brief visit to the city on his way to Syria in 1905. 'At that time,' he said, 'I saw this beautiful quayside full of members of a race which was our sworn enemy, and I concluded that Izmir had slipped away from the hands of its true and noble Turkish inhabitants. But there was no way I could divulge this truth in those days.'"
Andrew Mango: Ataturk - The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey. The Will of the Nation: Figures in a Ruined Landscape, pp 217-218