Muzaffer Erendil

Keywords: Atatürk, Kemalist Thought, National Union, Turkish Nation, Turkey

Abstract

The author stresses the importance of national unity in the light of a nation and State. He then points out the importance of national unity in Turkey under the light of Atatürkist ideology. The concept of national unity in Turkish historya can be traced back to the time of Turkish war of Indeoendence under the leadership of Atatürk, who was able to lead Turkey to victory by uniting the material and moral power of the Turkish people. The mâintenance of national existence in safety and security is possible only by preserving national unity and solidarity.