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(Mustafa) Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)
the founder of the Turkish Republic
(1923) and its first President (1923-1938). Since then Turkey is a secular state. The country is not ruled by islamic rules, and/or laws.
'Peace at home, peace in the world!', 'Independence and liberty define my character' are the two well known sayings of Ataturk.
by Steve Holy April 26, 2005
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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born in 1881 in Selanik. His father name is Ali Rıza and his mother name is Zubeyde Hanim. He was a soldier. When the Ottoman Empire was lose first world war, the enmies took over the Turkey and Mustafa Kemal adn his friends drove away all enemies from Turkey. And then he publish Republis of Turkey. He died in 1938 is İstanbul.
Ataturk was the greatest Turk in the world.
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1. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey.
2. (interjection) A way to praise a Turk on his nationalism or citizenship, especially accompanied by patting him on the back (like "atta boy!").
A: Can you be a good Turk and tell me the capital of your country?
B: Ankara.
A: Ataturk!
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"Atatürk" originally meaning "the father of turks" in turkish has taken on the form of "atäturk" in Australian slang; used to congratulate someone on an excellent job done instead of a phrase such as "At a boy!" or "Nice one!"
A guy just scores the number of the hottest chick in the bar and comes back to his mates who are all screaming "atäturk!!!"

Someone just came 1st in the 100m sprint, you walk up to him and pat him on the shoulder saying "atäturk!"
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Ataturk means "father (of the) Turk(s)." It's the title given to one of the greatest leaders ever and the international hero of Turkey, Mustafa. (Kemal is his other title and it means "perfect")
He was a very religious person who listened often to the quran and carried always one in his pocket. He set up the diyanet (ministery of religion) and gave the order to make the elmalili tefsiri (a book to explain the quran.) He also let translate some important islamic books to Turkish. His biggest ideal was to set up the Turkic-Islamic union, but the time was not yet come.
One Ataturk's less known quotes: Communism is the biggest enemy of our nation. It has to be crushed, everywhere it's seen.
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