ataturk ataturk  /ˈæ tə ˌtɜrk/

Definition(s):

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

News

  1. Turkish police crack down on revival of protests

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine wave to the crowd upon their arrival at the Ataturk Airport of Istanbul early Friday, June 7, 2013. Erdogan took a combative stance on hi
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Idaho Press-Tribune

  2. Erdogan urges protesters to leave Istanbul park

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine wave to the crowd upon their arrival at the Ataturk Airport of Istanbul early Friday, June 7, 2013. Erdogan took a combative stance on hi
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Idaho Press-Tribune

  3. Turkish protesters vow 'struggle will continue'

    A musician plays the piano as a protester holds an umbrella to protect him from the rain under the monument of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkey, at Taksim Square in Istanbul on Friday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Quotes

  • "Those who believe in Ataturk, in the secular republic are under attack," said Deniz Baykal, leader of the opposition Republican People's Party.
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Deniz Baykal Source: International Herald Tribune

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