Definitions

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  • noun Turkish statesman who abolished the caliphate and founded Turkey as a modern secular state (1881-1938)

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Examples

  • However, Turkey soon elected Mustafa Kemal, an extreme nationalist who refused to honor the treaty and set about re-occupying those lands, leaving current day Armenia as a far smaller portion of its former self.

    Why the Armenian Genocide Matters

  • From the ashes of the Ottoman Sultanate, for the first time a fully secular revolution was led by a Turkish general, Mustafa Kemal, known as Ataturk.

    The Coming Revolution

  • However, Turkey soon elected Mustafa Kemal, an extreme nationalist who refused to honor the treaty and set about re-occupying those lands, leaving current day Armenia as a far smaller portion of its former self.

    Robbie Gennet: Why the Armenian Genocide Matters

  • Mustafa Kemal understood history's lesson in that regard: He sealed the borders, dug a kind of psychological trench between his country and its neighbors and tried to mute minority identities.

    The Turkey-Iran Nuke Deal

  • Mustafa Kemal -- also known as Ataturk, the charismatic army officer who is regarded as the founder of modern Turkey -- is depicted as an alcoholic and libertine whose conquests included a teenage Zsa Zsa Gabor, or so she later claimed.

    Review of Stephen Kinzer's "Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future"

  • Established as a secular state by Mustafa Kemal, Attaturk (popularly known as the Father of the Turks), Turkey's political elite and military often defined and implemented their brand secularism (laic) as a hardline secularism, more autocratic than democratic, that was often anti-religion with little space for Islam in the public square.

    John L. Esposito: Post Turkey: Obama's Challenges and Opportunities in the Muslim World

  • Reading the words of Mustafa Kemal will also help you marshal your own significant resources and talents, for you seem to be blessed with a capacious mind much like Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's.

    Letter to President Obama: Turkey in an Arena of Trials

  • We remember the indomitable leadership of Mustafa Kemal, who as Ataturk, the father of a nation, put aside the conflict and any enmity, and laid the foundation for a warm friendship that this day unites our nations.

    Dawn Service, Gallipoli - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • The new Turkish Republic was created by the General Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 - 10 November 1938), who was an army officer, revolutionary statesman, and founder of the Republic of Turkey as well as its first President.

    Turkey in the Middle of the Enemies

  • While simultaneously promoting enhanced rights for Turkish women, whom he wanted to reach the standards of their European counterparts, Mustafa Kemal did not touch their attire.

    The Headscarf Strikes Back

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