Posts Tagged ‘Mustafa Kemal’

Istanbul Ataturk Museum

Ataturk’s former residence in Sisli now serves as the Ataturk Museum and displays his personal effects. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkey History

Mustafa Kemal, celebrated by the Turkish State as a Turkish World War I hero and later known as “Ataturk” or “father of the Turks,” led the founding of the Republic of Turkey in 1923 after the collapse of the 600-year-old Ottoman Empire and a three-year war of independence. The empire, which at its peak controlled vast stretches of northern Africa, southeastern Europe, and western Asia, had failed to keep pace with European social and technological developments. Read the rest of this entry »