Kemal Ataturk Quotes

Skullcaps, fezes, turbans – it all costs money which goes to foreigners. We will become civilized…We will march forward…Civilization is a fearful fire which consumes those who ignore it.

 
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He insisted that Turks wear hats rather than the class-specific traditional headwear. Some Turks preferred the word “modernized” to “civilized.”
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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