Mustafa Kemal Ataturk — Turkish Leader born on May 19, 1881, died on November 10, 1938

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk, was granted to him in 1934 and forbidden to any other person by the Turkish parliament... (wikipedia)

I will lead my people by the hand along the road until their feet are sure and they know the way. Then they may choose for themselves and rule themselves. Then my work will be done.
I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap.
A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.
My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go.
No country is free unless it is democratic.

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