Archive for the ‘Ataturk Legacies’ Category

Clip from Blood and Oil documentary

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Clip features Mustafa Kemal and the beginning of his move for power.

Biography of Atatürk

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

This is a 25 minute video about Atatürk filmed before the fall of the Soviet Union.  It is interesting from a historical perspective and speaks very positively about Atatürk.

 

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Turkish travel site featuring Atatürk

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

http://www.turkeyforyou.com/turkey_ataturk_military_career

I found this site looking through some search engines. It appears to be a Turkish travel site, offering a wide range of information on the country. One link brings you to information on important people in Turkish history and of course Atatürk is listed. The link provided above brings you to the section on Atatürk’s military career. There are alos links on his early life and post World War I accomplishments.

Mustafa Kemal-Further information from AWM

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

http://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/ataturk.asp

Here is another page from the Australian War Memorial (AWM) on Atatürk. It gives some early life information and goes briefly through his military career.

Mustafa Kemal- Military Career

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Ataturk- World War I Biography

http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Ataturk

This site offers a short biography of Ataturk and his involvement in World War I. It was during World War I that Atatürk became famous and a war hero, giving him standing among the people in Turkey.

Military Career-Mustafa Kemal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustafa_Kemal_Atat%C3%BCrk%27s_military_career

This is a link to a wikipedia entry detailing the military career of Mustafa Kemal. After reading through it and the research I have done regarding Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk), it looks like a pretty thorough assessment. Also, there are many good print citations at the bottom of the page which would provide some good reading on Atatürk.

Mustafa Kemal at Gallipoli 

http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/dawn/turkish/kemal.asp

This is a site set up by the Australian War Memorial which provides a section on Mustafa Kemal and his involvement at Gallipoli. The site also provides a great deal of information on the Battle itself. Due to the respect that Australia and Turkey have for each other post World War I, largely due to the Battle of Gallipoli, it is not surprising that they provide a look at some of the leading Ottoman figures of the Gallipoli campaign-Mustafa Kemal.

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Mustafa Kemal-Further information from AWM

http://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/ataturk.asp

Here is another page from the Australian War Memorial (AWM) on Atatürk. It gives some early life information and goes briefly through his military career.

ANZAC Cove Monument-Atatürk

This image is of a monument located at ANZAC cove on the Gallipoli peninsula. It is in commemoration of the many Australian troops who died at Gallipoli and features a direct quote from Atatürk.

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“Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives…
You are now living in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours…
You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”
Ataturk, 1934

Turkish travel site featuring Atatürk

http://www.turkeyforyou.com/turkey_ataturk_military_career

I found this site looking through some search engines. It appears to be a Turkish travel site, offering a wide range of information on the country. One link brings you to information on important people in Turkish history and of course Atatürk is listed. The link provided above brings you to the section on Atatürk’s military career. There are alos links on his early life and post World War I accomplishments.

ANZAC Cove Monument-Atatürk

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

This image is of a monument located at ANZAC cove on the Gallipoli peninsula. It is in commemoration of the many Australian troops who died at Gallipoli and features a direct quote from Atatürk.

File:Attaturkswords5.jpg

“Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives…
You are now living in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours…
You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”
Ataturk, 1934

Mustafa Kemal at Gallipoli

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/dawn/turkish/kemal.asp

This is a site set up by the Australian War Memorial which provides a section on Mustafa Kemal and his involvement at Gallipoli. The site also provides a great deal of information on the Battle itself. Due to the respect that Australia and Turkey have for each other post World War I, largely due to the Battle of Gallipoli, it is not surprising that they provide a look at some of the leading Ottoman figures of the Gallipoli campaign-Mustafa Kemal.

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Birthday!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

For all those who are interested, Ataturk’s birthday is next month!  The 19th of May is the date attributed to the birth of Ataturk.  However, because of the difference in the Ottoman calendar of the time, this date is not for certain.  A simple remedy to this problem is to celebrate Ataturk’s birthday for the entire week, or possibly, the month!  Shortly after recovering from the hangover left by Cinco de Mayo celebrations we have another social drinking event to look forward to.  I’m really hoping this catches on in the State…

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Here is a picture of Ataturk happily celebrating his birthday...yes this is sarcasm

Ataturk Dressed in Yeni Ceri (Janissary) Attire

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

 

Here is an image of Ataturk dress as a Janissary soldier.  The story behind it is he wore the outfit to a costume party where someone snagged a photo.  The Janissaries were abolished and destroyed in the 1826 Auspicious Event.  Ataturk, no doubt, regretted dressing in such a pro-Ottoman outfit.  The image remains quite popular on search engines under the term janissary.

Reforms

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Link to website giving a list and short description of Ataturk’s reforms.

http://www.allaboutturkey.com/reform.htm