ISSN: 1011-727X
e-ISSN: 2667-5420

Abdurrahman Çaycı

Keywords: Modernization, Atatürk, Contemporary civilization


The founder of the great leader Ataturk's Republic of Turkey comes at the beginning of the great historical figures revolution era has created even literally. He is a unique leader who provides national liberation, a superior commander on the battlefields, a far-sighted realist and elite statesman who establishes a state in the field of politics, but above all, he is a great revolutionary revolutionist who pulled his nation from the dark of the medieval scholastic thought to modern civilization. Among these features, each of which is sufficient to make a personal history, its feature of being a "modernization leader" in terms of its deep and continuous effects is not only for the Turkish society but also for other nations who want to gain and maintain their modern independence and national independence. has made a guide and inspiration. In this regard, the modernization of Turkey not only for Turkey, but it is of the utmost importance for the developing countries. In order to evaluate the breakthroughs Atatürk has made in the field of modernization, it is necessary to focus on his sources of thought. The environment in which Atatürk lived in the formation of his mindset, the schools he studied, the books he read, the experiences he gained in public positions, the intellectuals, and currents of his time, of course, have limited effects.