Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 (Conventional) – 10 November 1938) was an Ottoman and Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, writer, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk (meaning "Father of the Turks"), was granted to him (and forbidden to any other person) in 1934 by the Turkish parliament.
13.05.2012 [Pakistan Daily Times] - The other example is that of Ottoman Turkey — the 'sick man' of Europe — that was transformed first by young Turks and then KemalAtaturk's leadership into a great modern republic within a few decades. It is entirely up to us which course we take.
10.05.2012 [Reuters] - Writing in the secularist Cumhuriyet newspaper at the end of April, Coskun retold the ancient Greek story with a twist by naming the tame dog "Pasha", the honorary Ottoman title given to generals and to secular state founder Mustafa KemalAtaturk.
09.05.2012 [World Politics Review] - From the outset of KemalAtaturk's state-building project, citizenship in Turkey meant being Turkish -- that is, committed to the Turkish language, culture and identity. Early Turkish state-building also focused on modernizing and secularizing the
08.05.2012 [Fair Observer] - After a brutal war for independence from Western WWI victors, Mustafa KemalAtaturk led a group of military officers who successfully instituted secular and western reforms, including the restriction of Islam in the public sphere.
Men, I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. In the time that it takes us to die, other forces and commanders can come and take our place. - Orders to the 57th Infantry Regiment, at the Battle of Gallipoli (25 April 1915); as quoted in Studies in Battle Command by Combat Studies Institute, US Army Command and General Staff College, p. 89; also quoted in Turkey (2007) by Verity Campbell, p. 188 - Variant translation: I am not ordering you to fight, I am ordering you to die.
01.05.2012 [The Associated Press] - Mustafa KemalAtaturk, Turkey's founder, rejected the legacy of the Ottomans and their Islamic precepts, deeming them backward and imposing a secular, Western-oriented outlook that remains the subject of national debate today.
29.04.2012 [Al-Arabiya] - The Turkish Alawites have generally voted for the main opposition party, Republican People's Party, the party founded by Mustafa KemalAtaturk, and do not seem to be wavering in their stubborn opposition to Erdogan. Still, the Turkish Alawites cannot
01.05.2012 [Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production Magazine] - The secularist Republican People's Party (CHP) wants to keep explicit references to modern Turkey's founder, Mustafa KemalAtaturk, and his secular legacy in the constitution, a demand opposed by many in Mr Erdogan's religiously conservative AKP.
18.04.2012 [The Voice of Russia] - ... Collins (one of the principal organizers of the Irish Republican Army and leader of the Irish War of Independence at the beginning of the twentieth century), Napoleon Bonaparte, Erwin Rommel, and the father of modern Turkey, Mustafa KemalAtaturk.
12.11.2010 by Stephen Wright is that of Mustafa KemalAtaturk, literally “Father of the Turks.” Credited with saving Turkey from a Greek invasion following the First World War and turning Turkey into a modern nation-state. Kemalism and the man himself are deified ...
08.11.2010 by shaylee2870705 Kinzer is, of course, talking about the nationalist, secularist legacy of Mustafa KemalAtaturk, preserved by the country's military, which regards it as a nigh-sacred duty. The problem with higher callings, as Kinzer never tires of ...
07.11.2010 by news (the Reporters) With the Greek - Turkish war in 1922 Turkey changes in 1924 into a democratic and secular nation-state by KemalAtaturk (introducing the Latin alphabet instead of the Arab and claiming to treat all its citizens equally regardless of ...