Kemal Ataturk Quotes

As far as I’m concerned, the senior commanders of the Ottoman empire are useless. For me, the command structure of the army stops at majors. Tomorrow’s great commanders will come from their ranks. I’ll keep officers up to the rank of major on the army roll. The rest I’ll get rid of.

 
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The leadership of the Ottoman Empire had become corrupt and degenerate
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Kemal Ataturk, 1881-1938, 1st President and founder of the Turkish Republic, A statement to Inan Afet and some officers, Salonica Officers’ Club, Quoted in Andrew Mango, <em>Ataturk, </em>

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Kemal Ataturk
Kemal Ataturk
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a Turkish field marshal (Mareşal), revolutionary statesman, author, and founder of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first President from 1923 until his death in 1938. Ideologically a secularist and nationalist, his policies and theories became known as Kemalism.

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