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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 »


(age 57) in Istanbul, Turkey

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Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)
 2014 Apocalypse: World War I (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Peur (2014) ... Himself (as Mustapha Kemal)
 2008 Mustafa (Documentary)
 2003 The First World War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Jihad (2003) ... Himself
 1999 Atatürk: Founder of Modern Turkey (Documentary)
 1993 Sari zeybek (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Demirkirat: Bir Demokrasinin Dogusu (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Sef (1991) ... Himself
 1964 Mountains Covered in Smoke
Himself (uncredited)
 1959 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
- The Incredible Turk (1959) ... Himself
 1951 Kore'de Türk süngüsü
Himself (uncredited)
 1938 Turkey Mourns Kemal Ataturk (Short)

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Mustapha Kemal


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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There are two Mustafa Kemals. One the flesh-and-blood Mustafa Kemal who now stands before you and who will pass away. The other is you, all of you here who will go to the far corners of our land to spread the ideals which must be defended with your lives if necessary. I stand for the nation's dreams, and my life's work is to make them come true. See more »


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 »


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