genius of the 20th century
Mate, of course we know Ataturk. I'm so sad u go with Erdogan now who is throwing u back to medieval ages.
Lol why you choose HLTV to ask this important question
Ataturk was good leader for turks
I do and I'm pretty admirative. He was decades ahead of the whole Middle East region (and still is). Republic, secularism, women right. Educated man. Supportive of science and cultural enlightenment.
Sad to see everything he did getting destroyed by Erdogan.
Atatürk was years ahead of his time and it's a shame the foundations he built are being destroyed.
hi suck dicks like putin/gitler/stalin etc
"Even before accepting the religion of the Arabs, the Turks were a great nation. After accepting the religion of the Arabs, this religion, didn't effect to combine the Arabs, the Persians and Egyptians with the Turks to constitute a nation. (This religion) rather, loosened the national nexus of Turkish nation, got national excitement numb. This was very natural. Because the purpose of the religion founded by Muhammad, over all nations, was to drag to an including Arab national politics.
For nearly five hundred years, these rules and theories [regarding civil and criminal law] of an Arab Shaikh and the interpretations of generations of lazy and good-for-nothing priests have decided the civil and criminal law of Turkey. They have decided the form of the Constitution, the details of the lives of each Turk, his food, his hours of rising and sleeping the shape of his clothes, the routine of the midwife who produced his children, what he learned in his schools, his customs, his thoughts-even his most intimate habits. This theology of an immoral Arab [presented as Islam] is a dead thing. Possibly it might have suited tribes in the desert. It is no good for modern, progressive state. God's revelation! There is no God! These are only the chains by which the priests and bad rulers bound the people down. A ruler who needs religion is a weaklings. No weaklings should rule!
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. My people are going to learn the teachings of science. Let them worship as they will; every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow man."
I know he is generally seen as a good leader for Turkey but def. is responsible for some horrible crimes. I liked that he tried to secularize Turkey and it's a shame that Erdocunt and his AKP fanatics now destroys this and lead Turkey into a very bad situation for centuries to come.
He was definitely a political genius and a revolutionary leader. He tried to bring back once lost importance of science to Turkey again. But his and Ismet's sloppy constitution selections(especially about agricultural and Ataturk's and mostly Ismet's movements against Islam) hurt this country a lot.
That's expected tho. Although they are more soldiers then politicians. They like to dictate their ideas. Like today's ''Great'' Leader who loved almost %50 percentage of people. KEK
Atatürk brought them secularism; Erdogan leads them to islamism.
he was good butstill worse than erdogan. erdogan is a clear top2 of european leaders just after putin
yes i know him. I made a study about the press laws in turkey about him.
I was born and grew up in the same city as him. Whether I like him or not is irrelevant. He did good and bad things. But one has to respect him. If it wasn't for him modern Turkey wouldn't even exist, and even if it did it would be almost indistinguishable from the arabs (you would still write with arabic letters), less people would be educated and the army wouldn't obey a secular state, but a sultan.
So, in this time when sultan Erdogan tries to take you back to the muslim middle ages, followed by all the uneducated muslim masses of the east, remember who made you what you are today.
(Btw that thing with Kemal pictures and flags everywhere in Turkey has to stop, its cringy as fuck)
Such a leader will never come to the world again.
erdogan is a medieval islamist quite the opposite of ataturk
Leader who gave woman civil and political rights lmao... How can anyone respect thim after that...
Also he was oppressing minorities, assimilating them to Turk nation...
Hes disgrace compared to mighty sultan Erdogan, not even Russia and USA can harm him, he made his country so strong, also 2nd most powerful army in whole NATO after USA, fighting 2 big evils - commie kurds and ISIS (who are supported by USA )