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most a fuckin mile he calls himself ataturk father of the turks and catapults turkey into the modern age couldn't in good english one of his greatest achievements was making women visible. he knows no mercy for himself or for others i'm not a dictator i want to rule by capturing the hearts of the people not by breaking up a controversial hero both loved and hated is present day turkey still divided by the turks revolution. the 1st world war the ottoman empire allies itself with the german empire and
austria hungary against france russia and great britain one of modern history's most brutal battles takes place all turkey's mediterranean coast allied warships attempt to pass through the dardanelles straits and reach istanbul but they fail this gives rise to a new allied strategy and an opportunity for most of our kemal ataturk. the allied forces attacked the peninsula with infantry sparking a static battle that lasts for months. the young ottoman officer mystified kemal is in command of an entire section of the front. one of his orders from the trenches goes down in history. no great numbers game for this day a lot of. are you. not to
attack our you. in the time that it takes us to die august we're right up to take out the mice. but stock. up. although his troops are outnumbered. ataturk is able to hold his position until reinforcements arrive. for shoot those there's no doubt that he was decisively involved in repelling be invading troops to significant positions. but the overall military strategy was developed by the german general on sundays. and those skits age that.
to this day turkey celebrates ataturk as the great hero of. there are many monuments to his bravery across the country. illegally the ottoman empire achieves one final victory at a great cost almost half its soldiers fall in battle. their sacrifice cannot stop the inexorable downfall of the empire. the ottomans rule southeast europe and large parts of the arab world for centuries in the 1900 century the empire becomes known as the sick man of europe in $1008.00 the also man empire loses bosnia and herzegovina to the hapsburgs that same year garia declares its independence. 3 years later in 1011 tripoli is lost to the
italians and in 1918 egypt officially becomes a british protectorate. the disintegration of the empire was not in doubt so the question for the government in istanbul and the ottoman people was could this process be stopped or prevented complement to subsist on the hook for you in the. future most of our kemal ataturk is born into the crumbling multicultural empire in $881.00 in a house infested on a cane at the time the city is now known as selling nick and is under ottoman control the death of his pro european father at an early age deeply affects the young man and he enrolled in the military academy against his mother's wishes he soon develops a reputation as a good student and has given the name kemal which means the mature or the
accomplished almost like it when the extraordinary thing about mr came out is that he became aware of the difficult situation women faced at a young age his mother was a single parent leagues and he had 2 sisters he knew the challenges his mother faced he said because of his experiences he became an officer preoccupied with the rights and equality of women. you should learn these. lessons on a key remains a part of the ottoman empire until 912. the harbor city on the mediterranean attracts jews turks armenians greeks the british and italians. the liberal atmosphere of this city leaves a lasting impression on most of. us talk of i had a newspaper industry a publishing industry and many foreigners there were even journal. as in 1st who
had their own breweries and bowling club. it was a very multinational western oriented society vest oil and gives a show of. ataturk continues his career at the renowned ottoman military academy in istanbul. training at the academy is heavily influenced by depression military theory as the germans have been responsible for modernizing the ottoman empire as military schools. this environment gives rise to the young turks movement based around an ambitious nationalistic and western oriented military elite. now a young officer mystified come out becomes part of the movement attracted by its ideas of liberal reform he's fascinated by the ideals of the french revolution. was so for kim. saw and felt the overwhelming
technical and scientific superiority of europe every day. of the model for him was not a single country like germany france or england but the west as a holes. in schism. the young turks are determined to save the ottoman empire led by enver pasha they demand political and military reforms. in 1008 the young turks take power in istanbul as sitting sultan abdul hamid to the 2nd and replacing him with his brother. in order to stop the collapse of the fragile empire and pascha joins forces with the germans in the 1st world war. in the course of the war ataturk becomes an adverse array of the ambitious war minister he sees and pascha as an obstacle to his own advancement. both are patriots
but while enver assumes an elitist approach ataturk believes in winning the support of the masses. resigned. under difficult conditions. many years later he recalls those days only a turkish nation in arms can overcome the country's crisis soldiers not acquainted with him or gang this car on an eternal han will prove useless in combat. while ataturk becomes a hero at the war minister and the passion suffers a catastrophic defeat of the ottoman russian front. by the spring of 1917 there is no longer any doubt that the world war will bring about the end of the ottoman empire. and their pascha orders most of our kemal to accompany the crown prince on
a visit to the german allies. the delegation stops in strasbourg on the way to inspect the western front. the autumn and allies meet with an icy reception from the german imperial governor huntsman daljit singh who was incensed by a recent chapter of ottoman warfare. your highness general. sars 2 years earlier the young turks under the leadership of pascha had used problems along the ottoman russian front as a pretext for brutally persecuting the armenians they accuse them of collaborating with the enemy and ordered they be deported to the syrian desert i remember that our goal there were armenians and an attorney or before there were turks there. we know this. or good people speak of genocide but the ottomans and the
armenians were wrong or. this remains the official turkish position to this day however a majority of those deported are civilians women children and old man almost all of them die on the forced marches internationally it is deemed genocide but how does ataturk feel about the treatment of the armenians out there to look. for matter turk was lucky that he was fighting english australia new zealand soldiers in 1915 and he wasn't sent to anatolia. that imad he was the only prominent figure among the young turks who was not contaminated by those events there. cannot media. your highness disturbing news has reached my yes the armenians are good gentle people your countrymen have been engaged in terrible assaults.
how could you possibly presume to take the side of the armenians who claim to have existed as a nation and now hope to prove their own worth again thereby harming the turkish empire one hears disturbing things spoke we did not come here to discuss the armenian question. but rather to determine the strength of the german army we stake our lives on your troops. we are relying on you were a gentleman please. it's one of the few politicians who speaks up about the deportation of the armenians. the german ambassador in istanbul also lodges a protest. manhunt bag the german chancellor merely replies our only an aim is to keep turkey at our side until the end of the war irrespective of whether it cost
armenian lives or not. most of. what they do least most of it came i knew that nobody would deny that the armenians were subjected to incredible suffering. leashes. or full stop whether it was controlled by a local gangs members of the military or the police. that was clear. most of our kemal returns to central europe shortly before the war and travelling to college. in bohemia to recuperate from a kidney infection in june 1800. despite the war caused by it has remained an important meeting place for europe's high society the therapeutic qualities of the thermal baths are not the only attraction
in the city. the cosmopolitan atmosphere in cars bad leaves a powerful impression on most of. this is how he imagines a modern society must be. the war hero is particularly taken by the city's women they're confident independent and they do not wear veils. we must be bold when it comes to the question of women they should feel less sure it's with art and science let us teach women the value of education and lachie so that they may men. jane there are no. shortly after our tax return the ottoman empire participation in world war one ends in defeat allied forces occupy large parts of the country in november of 1918. the peace treaty of 7 signed on the 10th of august 1920 reduces the once mighty empire to
a fairly populated section of land in anatolia. the greeks have preemptively occupied is near and continue to advance inland. so it was tools to. serve as the turkish side however at least accorded the germans the potential to be a large power. this was not the case with self which demanded the dismantling of the empire of several signified the end so will be diluted. and. ataturk considers the saf going to go see a sions an unmitigated disaster long before an agreement is reached he launches his campaign against the dictated freedom from the coastal town of some soon. ataturk already has a plan for
a future turkey laid out. ataturk had been sent to some soon with orders to supervise the demobilization of troops instead he refuses to follow the orders of the government in istanbul and calls on the muslim population to resist the greeks this provocation leads to his dismissal from the army. in absentia he and his comrades is met pascha later is met and then you are sentenced to death by istanbul's military court. ataturk refuses to give in he calls on his supporters to attend congresses in as iran and save us in order to establish an alternative government. after our victory the country will be governed as a republic. result and the dynasty will be dealt with as necessary when the time comes. the veil will be abolished as well the famous people will wear hats
as they do in civilized nations. there were a lot of men like otto took military leaders who became politicians between world war one and world war 2. in hungary there was admiral hawtrey. and inspiring you had general franco. but ataturk was the only head of state with a military background who cut spending for the armed forces and invested the money in education and health in order to heal the nation's ones. so much it's the cli that. a new state requires a new capital city a small largely insignificant administrative center becomes the anchor of the modern era ataturk remains a powerful presence in the city. on the 23rd of april
$920.00. opens turkey's 1st grand national assembly the new parliament declares the treaty of 7 void and the government representatives in istanbul guilty of high treason. the opposition parliament then signs a contract with the bolsheviks in russia. the soviet union is the 1st country to recognize the new government and sends money and weapons for the fight against the greek occupiers. 2 years later most of troops will have recaptured. most of turkey . in july 121 ataturk assumes command of the war against the occupying forces once again he proves himself a master strategist he declares general mobilization demanding that every turkish citizen contribute to the production of arms and ammunition. even women transport
shells to the frontline. this highly motivated army under most of our canals command eventually defeats the greeks resoundingly at the battle of sakaria. ataturk is given the honorary title ghazi the conqueror. in 1922 ataturk and his war against the greek occupiers in is now on the edge in khost this also marks a significant turning point in his personal life. the city falls to the turkish army without resistance. breaks out in christian areas of the city. a fire begins in the armenian quarter and becomes
a conflagration forcing local inhabitants to flee. 10 days later the christian areas have burned to the ground could ataturk have prevented this. these are when ataturk arrived in israel he had defeated the greeks my opinion is this why would a person who enters a city victorious then set fire to that city as far as i can see the fires could only have been set by those escaping and there are documents the back this up however it is not an indisputable claim. as the. creation. nobody can mount denies that not only the greek inhabitants of izmir sort also between $1.20 greek refugees were literally forced under the ships. of a spear however we've been unable to establish conclusively who was responsible for
the destruction of the city by arson that crunch the story. most of the fact that most of the came out himself for man silent on the issue suggests that the army was involved in deeds. the army. in izmir mr falconer establishes his headquarters in a villa owned by the shack is out of family successful local merchants. lot effect the family's daughter have pledged to marry the man who freed is mia from the greeks. such a beautiful elegant woman wears the image of a mere saudi around my passion. i had it made early recently.
seen in nearly got monsieur de or 2 of the met it was very dramatic there was the great fire and the beginning of the laughter after yet to be asked is that you know the. houses of your family affected by the fire yes many yet only earns how bad my passion. we have defeated the enemy and under your leadership we will build a new isn't it. the couple are drawn together by passion and patriotism. turkish sources suggest that the events in izmir cost $10000.00 lives while greek sources claimed there were as many as 100000 deaths possibly one 3rd of as mass total population of the armenian inhabitants only a few individuals survived. some desperate people are able to escape to the greek islands the allied ships in the harbor refused to intervene or come to their aid.
centuries of multicultural multiethnic existence in the city come to an end is near becomes a turkish city. the victories. aberrations across the country represent a triumph for the young state mystify kamau becomes a shining hero in the eyes of turkey's population once and for all. the reconquest of turkey's former territories makes the treaty of saffron worthless forcing the allies to return to the negotiating table. eventually turkey's new government signs the treaty of lausanne which negates many of the settler conditions on the 24th of july 923. the treaty effectively legalizes the expulsion of unwelcome sections of the
population in order to turn the former multi-ethnic awesome an empire into a turkish nation state. this leads to the greatest population exchange the world had so far witnessed. hundreds of thousands of people are affected. large columns of greeks who have been citizens of the ottoman empire she turkey while muslims from phrase and macedonia make their way to the new turkish state. and many more nationalities are affected. without the friggin sysco 01 mustn't forget that there were also large numbers of refugees and people resettled from the balkans and the caucasus who made up the new nation soon it wasn't only people born in anatolia. fair experts who claim that in turkey it wasn't the people who form the nation but the state which effectively created the
nation from the top down. but for all. should. ataturk's government in ankara banishes the last sultan mcmath the 6th and subsequently all members of the house of. the republic is declared on the trying. the 9th of october $923.00 and ataturk is named president. however most of our kamau has not yet achieved his ultimate goal a cultural revolution within turkey. as president he is determined to make his calls about ideas a reality. the 1st step to the long term bachelor takes is to marry latifah her name his ideal of what a modern woman should be despite the fact that you as a head scarf in public out of respect for local traditions. ataturk's plans for a western style civil marriage ceremony are dashed by the laws of the ottoman
empire which are still in effect. however he immediately changes the position of women in society with lot of his help. bandits phin in. latin affairs role in the reforms consisted of her company came out wherever he went up until this point all male leaders. went everywhere alone without their wives but most of our commercial and latin fair went everywhere together i think that was the biggest reform and i'm a little sorry that this is often ignored reformers so. that if i had studied in paris and speaks fluent german she transforms ataturk's former bachelor nights into european style middle class dinner parties.
women are also invited to attend. probability rather. few of ataturk's cultural reforms had quite the long term success of his efforts to introduce gender equality in modern day turkey women are to be found in all professions and they are far more emancipated than in other muslim societies the foundation for today's equality lies with turkey's adoption of the swiss civil code in 19255 years later women are given the vote in turkey long before france and switzerland introduce universal suffrage. couldn't it in the sort of. city the most important changes that women hoped for with the abolition of polygamy and the right to divorce their husbands. after the introduction of the swiss civil code men and women enjoyed the same rights. issues that all women benefited
whether they preferred the web. no the eastern way of life whether they were for headscarves or against you know many women campaigned for these rights and even fought for the. get out the blood sutton book card and she couldn't listen that picture made art on. the civilized evenings after piano recitals and victor hugo quotes soon vanished. replaced by the iraqis man's nights most of a kemal is renowned for. was. to the republic to our independence to the republic. she. adds.
what is this you are drinking again. your doctor and your mother have warned you you shouldn't drink so much my mother is dead but you you restrict me control every step i take. you are the president this is about tacky for me it's about my freedom of. that if they don't hurt which is why i didn't last if they just go along with everything like other women did why did she contradict him so often a lot of a's independence caused consternation and irritated the people around her in addition mostafa had spent a formative years of his life alone and was a man who valued his freedom he realized that last phase was restricting him. ataturk divorces lachish in accordance with islamic law just before the swiss civil
code would have made this impossible. the divorced wife of turkey's 1st president spends the rest of her life living quietly in istanbul and in samir. despite the divorce ataturk longs for a family he adopts 8 orphans in the course of his life and makes sure to raise his adopted daughters as a mancipation and patriotic women. one girl with an armenian background eventually becomes a fighter pilot and flies missions against the kurds. istanbul on the bosphorus and the sea of marmara. ataturk feels almost only present here. even though president adeline's new mosque
now towers above the republic monument on the city's renowned taksim square. modern day turkey is a divided nation torn between europe and the islamic world and. this fundamental conflict dates back to the ataturk era or the reforms the president of the new republic introduces pursue a single goal to bring an underdeveloped turkey closer to europe. this comes at a high price internal divisions within the country. as soon as the republic is declared mr falconer attempts to turn turkey into a secular country with a clear separation between religion and the state. the caliphate is abolished in
1024. qur'an schools and sharia courts are subsequently closed down followed a year later by syfy orders and dervish ministries. the qur'an itself is translated into turkish. the highest sophia a christian church until 1453 was the main mosque throughout autumn and rule. in 1934 as the final flourish of his religious reforms ataturk has it converted to a museum. the protests against this move continue to this day. and for basically his answer was atheism could be dismissed. because he himself had
no need for religion and no interest in mysticism he had no understanding that some people needed transcendental beliefs of one kind or another. even for. ataturk also hopes to change the outward appearance of his subjects making turks look more like europeans his clothing reform forces his compatriots to abandon their fences and have tons these changes also have a religious element in anatolia the heart is seen as a symbol of godlessness. the heart law of $925.00 attracts more criticism than the abolishment of the caliphate the year before. their uprisings and some people who refused to abandon their traditional fans head where are sentenced to death. that same year parts of the kurdish population begin to
demand autonomy. ataturk refuses although the kurds had supported him during his war for independence. the kurdish leader shakes 8 calls for rebellion and demands the revival of the caliphate the government suppresses the rebellion brutally sending the shake and $47.00 of his followers to the gallows. secularism and the kurdish question both continue to play an important and divisive role in turkey's internal politics to this day. the year of rebirth then. there is a 920 for the regime here the guns a crackdown in the wake of the kurdish rebellion in 1925 opposition parties were silenced and the press was placed on the government control. turkey became a single party state one could call a dictatorship. often considered changing from a one party to
a multi-party system similar to that of the french but it simply wasn't possible we could all but. resistance against ataturk and his reforms grows even among his former associates in the summer of 1926 a group of conspirators plans to assassinate the president of the plan is uncovered and a wave of arrests takes place across the country it is the perfect opportunity for ataturk to remove his opponents whether they are guilty of a crime or not but. the death sentences have been passed the accused have confessed . even ataturk's former trusted associates fall victim to his parents. there will be no mercy. not even for old comrades. 19 death sentences are carried out and dozens are found guilty of various crimes and sent into exile the opposition is significantly weakened.
even after the uprisings against his dictatorial reign ataturk continues his efforts to fundamentally change turkish society his last great project is the reform of language and the written word. arabic letters are replaced with latin ones within a short space of time and arabic and persian words are replaced by authentic turkish expressions. as a result many turks are only able to read the newspapers with the help of a dictionary within a single generation the books of the past become in comprehensible. ataturk himself attempts to educate the people the former military hero is now turkey's teacher in chief. and.
to many other historians of the era the language reform is the most significant shift the option of abolishing the use of arabic writings to purposes. break the ties to the islamic world which of course was unacceptable to ataturk's opponents through. at the same time it vastly encouraged the rise of literacy. it's an unprecedented effort despite the 1st indications of the growing international economic crisis the president continues to pursue industrialization and education reform he travels the country in an attempt to understand the daily lives of turkey's largely agricultural population and to develop a national economic program. ataturk also invites foreign experts to help turkey make the transition to a modern industrialized society. the speed of the reforms is too great for much of
the turkish population and many feel they are being forced to participate against their will ataturk is unwilling to accept this. i am not that it takes or. they say i have power yes that is true. there is nothing that i could wish for and not make a reality. however i do not act with force and injustice and a dictator is someone who suppresses the self-determination of others. i want to rule by capturing the hearts of the people. knocked by breaking up. with the introduction of the surname law in 1934 which brings turkey's naming system in line with european conventions most of our command finally becomes ataturk father of the turks a flood of glorifying images and memorials ensues
a cult of personality typical of the era. ataturk statues are still found throughout modern turkey even though his party and kemal ism in general have fallen out of political favor it was good so this is he was convinced that he was the only person who could make this project a reality and that no one else could share this task he was convinced of the uniqueness of his missions which could not be carried out by others. and he believed he had to give absolutely everything to fulfill this mission through all so in the museum. in $127.00 ataturk to istanbul and begins to spend more and more time on his yacht. responsibility for the day to day business of the government is increasingly placed in the hands of his future successor is met in a new. he has battled illness since the war and his health problems are exacerbated
by excessive alcohol consumption. in the winter of 937 doctors determined that he is suffering from cirrhosis of the liver. as the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of the republic draw to a close in 1988 ataturk lies bedridden in is some. palace his final residence he had hoped to join in the festivities. on its way back from the celebrations in istanbul a ship carrying military cadets passes the palace and the young soldiers sing the national anthem ataturk is said to have had tears in his eyes. soon after on the 10th of november 1938 ataturk dies in istanbul at 9 o 5 am turkey marks the moment of his death with a minute's silence every year the clock in the room he died and still shows the
time the father of modern turkey passed away. the entire country mourns during his funeral and the country's leaders prepare for a future turkey without a turkey but shaped by his guiding principles. 15 years past before ataturk's body is transferred to its final resting place the mausoleum in ankara. rarely has a politician changed to society so dramatically in such a short period of time however his reforms traumatized the population rooted in tradition and religion and the effects are still felt today looking that god had to have to talk in his revolution are currently of great significance because turkey is moving away from the ataturk's vision of a republic and towards a more presidential system. washed all of it is therefore particularly important to remember ataturk's achievements and the effort that went into making a reality. i
don't necessarily have to love the father but you can't deny that he stands at the beginning of this modern nation state. but the longer it can last one of his greatest achievements was making women visible. and immediate. moving to do kid side remember no not really need to. in multan i turn to talk has become a symbol he represents the hopes of the people who are dissatisfied with the country's current leadership and government that your views i see many more answer took images now than i used to troopers you. ought to talk visionary revolutionary reformer he made turkey the country it is today a modern vibrant yet divided nation state on the border between east and west.
where i come from we have to fight for a free press and was born and raised in a military dictatorship with just one of a shadow and a few newspapers with official information as attorneys i have worked all over the streets of many can trust and they have all the. are always to say or do social inequality a lack of the freedom of the press. corruption look on the floor to stay silent when it's calms to the sounds of the humans and see them wired to bowls who have decided to put their trust in us. my name is johnny carson i work a d w. this
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