Gazi's Message to Teachers
Because of "Kovid-19", "Teacher's Day" will not be celebrated in real life with joy and enthusiasm this year. Therefore, in a speech he made with the head teacher M. Kemal Atatürk, he expressed his opinion about Ismet Pasha and what he expected from the teachers during a visit to Bursa with his commander friends before Lausanne:
"Win the Training War!"
After the Mudanya Armistice, it was the lead delegate to be elected to Lausanne. Who would be the chief delegate? There were many students, Rauf Bey, Kazım Karabekir Pasha, the current Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf Kemal Bey and others. Gazi found Ismet Pasha suitable for this job. Members of the parliament were saying that İsmet Pasha was a soldier, that he did not understand anything about politics and that he would fail in the face of cunning foreign diplomats. İsmet Pasha should definitely go to Lausanne, but he should have been assigned to Rauf Bey as an assistant and a consultant in military matters.
Gazi Mustafa Kemal, on the other hand, praised İsmet Pasha's wisdom and farsightedness and said that because he had been on the battlefield for a long time, these virtues could not be properly evaluated in Ankara. For example, he says, "Take that table where we are sitting." “Now, if I ask any of you to overturn this table, you would do it in two ways, or three ways you didn't know. But İsmet Pasha is so clever that he will knock down the table in eight, nine, or ten different ways. " explains his opinion by saying.
Kâzım Karabekir's candidacy would not be appropriate because the Russians would be present at the conference and they did not like Pasha because of his victory in the East, and since the foreign ministers would attend the conference, İsmet Pasha emphasized that the status of Rauf Bey would not comply because he was Prime Minister. While İsmet Pasha accepts even the Mudanya Meetings by force, he does not want to be under a heavy burden like the Lausanne negotiations. With the resignation of Yusuf Kemal Bey, he will go to Lausanne as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. At the insistence of Gazi Mustafa Kemal, he had to regard this duty as an order.
After Gazi Mustafa Kemal accomplished his job as the chief delegate of Lausanne, he came to Bursa with Fevzi Pasha, İsmet Pasha and Kâzım Karabekir pashas. The occupation of Bursa caused great sorrow and complaints in the Parliament. The people of Bursa, who gained their freedom, were admiring the commanders who saved their city and the country from the enemy and were showing affection. Speaking at a feast to celebrate the victory, İsmet Pasha said: “The best, most flawless one among us — the person to be consulted with the most trust, the most faithful person, the most cordial of friends, the hottest of the country lovers; people who have earned the respect of not only the Turks, but also the Muslim nations whom they saved their honor, and now he will represent our nation in Lausanne. The behavior of Europeans towards İsmet Pasha will be a measure for their behavior towards our nation. Nation