Mustafa Kemal Atatürk From An English Diplomat’s View
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Keywords: Sir Percy Loraine, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey, England, Turkish Revolution
Sir Percy Loraine was an assignment to the Embassy in Ankara, with the rank of Ambassador, which he took up at the end of 1933. His mission lasted till May 1939. Mentioned diplomat, during his mission had good relations with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk who founder of the Turkish Republic and its first president. He filled with admiration for Atatürk's personality and his Turkish Revolution. As a one of the English diplomat Loraine, continued to do various speeches and writing articles about Atatürk and Turkish Republic, after his mission ended in Ankara. Loraine, has been opposite of the various accusation against Atatürk, especially "dictatorship" and "anti-religion" issues. Because of this, he made a lot of correspond with statesman and author also with some formal association about Atatürk.
In our study, opinion of the one foreigner diplomat about Atatürk will be expressed to take advantage of English archives documents.