I know you do not like Abdulhamid the 2nd but he started the change of Turkish nation from monarchy to constitutional monarchy in 1876. He failed but Ataturk did not. He used all his power to transform Turkey from constitutional monarchy to republic. Throughout the repuclic period two more people, Adnan Menderes in the 1950s and Turgur Ozal in the 1980s, tried to transform Turkey from repuclic to democracy but they failed because the pucblic is not ready for that kind of a change. However, Erdogan is doing it great. He and his team are transforming Turkey from a republic to democracy with the help of public. The only people who is anxious about this are the Kemalists, who had the power for about 80 years of Turkish history even though they are the minority. And yes, I agree with you that Erdogan is the second greatest leader of Turkey after M.K.Ataturk.
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