Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is universally acknowledged as the founding father of the modern state of Turkey. He was also his country`s first President. He was a smart statesman and a military leader. His surname, Ataturk, means the ancestor of Turks. This name was given to him by the first Turkish parliement for his accomplishments and for his invaluable contributions to the birth and modernization of the Turkish Republic.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died on 10th November 1938. His name remains etched in the hearts of the Turkish people as military leader who led from the front to give them independence and a statesman, a revolutionary and a reformist who constantly strove to build a modern Turkey.

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