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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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 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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Alternate Names:

Mustapha Kemal

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

We must liberate our concepts of justice, our laws and legal institutions from the bonds which hold a tight grip on us although they are incompatible with the needs of our century. See more »

Trivia:

He enforced the new Turkish alphabet in 1928. It was one of the biggest changes in any alphabet (Turkish was previously written in Arab script, know as Ottoman). The letter o-umlaut allegedly came from Swedish, u-umlaut from German, s-cedilla from Romanian, c-cedilla from French, and the g-breve was introduced with the new alphabet. See more »

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