Turhan Feyzioğlu

Keywords: Kemalism, National Struggle, National Sovereignty, Turkey, Turkish Nation

Abstract

The principle of national sovereignty entered and settled in Turkish history and Turkish state structure for the first time with Atatürk. The fact that he made this principle one of the foundations of the national struggle and the state he founded is one of the factors that enabled Atatürk's success. This is also evidence of his solid knowledge of history, his superior intuition,his eminent statesmanship and his commitment to the ideal of democracy.