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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–1938)

Mustafa was born in 1881 in Salonica, then an Ottoman Turkish city, in modern day Greece. His father, Ali Riza, a customs official-turned-lumber merchant, died when Mustafa was still a boy. His mother, Zubeyde, a devout and strong-willed woman, raised him and his younger sister by herself. First enrolled in a traditional Islamic religious school, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 57) in Istanbul, Turkey

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Filmography

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 2014 Apocalypse: World War I (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Peur (2014) ... Himself (as Mustapha Kemal)
 2008 Mustafa (Documentary)
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 2003 The First World War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Jihad (2003) ... Himself
 1999 Atatürk: Founder of Modern Turkey (Documentary)
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 1993 Sari zeybek (TV Movie documentary)
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 1964 Mountains Covered in Smoke
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 1959 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
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- The Incredible Turk (1959) ... Himself
 1951 Kore'de Türk süngüsü
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 1938 Turkey Mourns Kemal Ataturk (Short)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Mustapha Kemal

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

In order to raise our new Turkey to the level that she is worthy of, we must, under all circumstances, attach the highest importance to the national economy. See more »

Trivia:

Mother, Zubeyde Hanim (born 1862; died 1923). His relationship with her turned sour after she married again (his father died when young Ataturk was seven). He was known to be rude to her and his step-father. They lost touch with each other. Zubeyde was commemorated on a stamp marking Mother's Day in 1956. See more »

Trademark:

The massive reforms he enacted during his tenure as President of Turkey See more »

Nickname:

Gazi Mustafa Kemal See more »

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