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

Cemal Enginsoy

Keywords: Mustafa Kemal, Atatürk, Turkish Nation, National Liberation, Republic of Turkey


Atatürk, the Great Leader, spent most of his life -38 years (1881-1919)- as "Mustafa Kemal" in the complex environment of the collapsing Ottoman state, but despite all the negative conditions, as a result of his military achievements, he gained a great prestige on the Turkish people as a "national hero". Thus, by giving the first clear examples of his superior qualities and abilities that will play a dominant role in the destiny of his nation, he has created a ray of hope for the future of Turkish society. Finally, at a moment when everyone is about to lose hope of everything, the source of this light of hope, Mustafa Kemal, who was always proud to be a member of the saintly nation has become a leading genius and proved the tradition of the Turkish state in the "modern Republic of Turkey" has been memorialized.