Posters of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, left, and Turkey's current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, during a political rally of the AKP party in 2015. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

The Failed Putsch in Turkey Put the Last Nail in Ataturk's Coffin

As Erdogan tightens his grip, the legacy of the leader who became the symbol of secularism is fading, the military elite is crumbling and fear is spreading in the academy.

ANKARA – Even with the shade temperature at 38 degrees Celsius, hundreds of Turkish pilgrims an hour trooped into the vast mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the Turkish capital this week. There is nothing...

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