Telegraph on behalf of the Heyet-i Temsiliye [i.e. Turkish Delegation of the Representations] declared that the spies will be evacuated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
GAZI MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK, (The founder of Republican Turkey), (1881-1938).
"Devlet-i Osmâniye Posta ve Telgraf ve Telefon Nezâreti" [i.e. Ottoman Ministry of the Post and Telegraph and Telephone] Letterhead, Dated [fî] 18 / 3 / 36 AH, Ank., 1920.
Original telegramme on behalf of the Heyet-i Temsiliye [i.e. Turkish Delegation of the Representations] that the spies will be evaculated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. 12,5x19 cm. In Ottoman script. There are notes on the eight lines of telegraph text stating that the notification was sent to provinces, 'livâs' and commanders. Text: "Dersaadet(?) ile resmî ve husûsî bilcümle muhârebât-i telgrafiye ve muhârebe memurlarini kendiliginden gizli muhâberâti (?) ve husûsile Istanbul'dan düsman teblîglerini alip Anadolu dahiline (?) edenler ve Anadolu muhârebâtini Istanbul merkezine verenler casusî telâkki edilerek isbu hareketlerinin tahkîki halinde derakab siddetle tahliye olacaklardir. Isbu teblîgin bilcümle alâkadârân basmuharrirlerce sürat-i teblîgi... Isbu telgraf bilumûm vilâyât ve kolordu kumandanliklarina ve müstakil livâlara ve posta ve telgraf basmüdüriyetlerine kesîde edilmistir. [fî] 18 / 3 / 36 [AD 1920], Ankara.". No signature, only written the name on behalf of the Heyet as 'Heyet-i Temsiliye nâmina Mustafa Kemal'. On right side, a couple of punching holes. By pencil and red ink. A fine and extremely rare historical document. Heyet-i Temsiliye was the institution that served as the executive body of the National Struggle until the establishment of a National Assembly (TBMM) during the national resistance that started upon the occupation of Anatolian lands by the Allied Powers after the Armistice of Mudros. First of all, the 9-person board elected among the Erzurum Congress delegates to represent the eastern provinces and implement the decisions of the congress was assigned the task of representing the whole country after the Sivas Congress and the number of members was increased to 16. Working as an alternative temporary government to the Istanbul government, the committee headed by Mustafa Kemal Pasha continued its activities in Ankara since 27 December 1919 and played an active role in the establishment of the National Assembly.