..the status quo. He achieved the unachievable. He mobilized a conservative, backward country to love the ideals of being free from oppression civil or religious. Ataturk's concept seemed to be beyond possibility, but much of it was achieved. All of his goals have not been achieved, but compare the progress of Turkey with say, Syria and you will see what a MAN he was. The last time I was in Istanbul, I did business with a man whose wife and mother were covered, but in his place of business he proudly hung the portait of Kemal Ataturk....a man who deserves equal place with Ghandi, Sadat, and Martin Luther King.
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