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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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 1991 Demirkirat: Bir Demokrasinin Dogusu (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Sef (1991) ... Himself
 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:

The cornerstone of education is an easy system of reading and writing. The key to this is the new Turkish alphabet based on the Latin script. See more »

Trivia:

Had a fondness of raki, the national drink of Turkey. He was known to be a heavy drinker and hard-worker. This contributed to his death in 1937. Ismet Inonu, his successor, gave him a posthumous personality cult. It still remains despite his party's disappearance from Turkey's political map. 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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