The Turkish Coalition of America posted this tribute to the memory of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, who died on 10 November 1938:
‘On November 10th, TCA paid tribute to the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who led the Turkish National War of Liberation, founded the modern Republic of Turkey and launched an extraordinary series of reforms that continue to inspire the Turkish nation. World-over, Ataturk is honored as one of the greatest national leaders of the 20th Century. In the words of Scottish historian, Patrick Balfour (the 3rd Baron Kinross): “the soldier in Ataturk had saved his country, the statesman in him had won for it the honorable peace, the reformer in him was now to make of it a new country.”
‘Ataturk: The Soldier
In the life of Mustafa Kemal, World War I was a pivotal period, during which time he had emerged as a military hero when he repelled an Allied invasion during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. This successful military campaign earned Mustafa Kemal a distinguished military reputation and wide-spread admiration.
‘Ataturk: The Statesman
The War of Liberation was fought on multiple fronts. Throughout 1921, under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal, the army of the Grand National Assembly won victory after victory against invading enemy forces ultimately pushing them out of Anatolia. The Allied powers of World War I now had to negotiate a new peace treaty.
‘Ataturk: The Reformer
From the establishment of the Republic in 1923, to his death on November 10, 1938, in just 15 years, Mustafa Kemal introduced a sweeping set of reforms which constituted one of the world’s most effective campaigns of modernisation.’ Read more . . .