Atatürk and National Unity
Keywords: Atatürk, Kemalist Thought System, National Union, Turkish Nation
One of the aims of the Kemalist thought system, perhaps the first, is to create and maintain national unity and togetherness. The foundation of national unity is nationalism. Nationalism is a source of infinite power in the life of the nation. As a matter of fact, nationalism is the dominant element from Atatürk's daily life to his trips to the country large and small, from his conversations in various places and times to his speeches.