Kemal Atatürk

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General Pervez Musharraf obituary
Former president of Pakistan who supported the US in its war on terror and was hailed as George Bush’s ‘best buddy’

Farzana Shaikh

05, Feb, 2023 @2:05 PM

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The destruction of Smyrna – archive, 1922
The film, Smyrna, depicts the 1922 catastrophe at the end of the Greco-Turkish war that destroyed much of the city of Smyrna (now Izmir). See how the Guardian reported events at the time

compiled by Richard Nelsson

30, Nov, 2022 @12:23 PM

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Turkish Islamist push may be to blame for removal of Atatürk inscription at Anzac Cove
Words likening Australia’s dead ‘Johnnies’ to Ottoman ‘Mehmets’ disappear as 1985 Gallipoli monument is restored

Paul Daley

16, Jun, 2017 @3:52 AM

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Defiant Turks stood up for democracy – but not necessarily for Erdo​​ğan
Resistance to the military’s coup attempt may have had more to do with Turkey’s past than with the president’s popularity

Constanze Letsch

16, Jul, 2016 @3:59 PM

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The Ottoman Endgame by Sean McMeekin review – the breakup of an empire
The first world war was part of a much longer period of conflict in the east – and its consequences are still with us

Christopher de Bellaigue

18, Dec, 2015 @12:00 PM

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Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival 1900-1950 – review
Paul Ginsborg’s masterly and original account puts family life at the centre of revolution and dictatorship. By Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

25, Dec, 2014 @7:30 AM

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Someone to watch over me: how Atatürk lives on in modern Turkey – in pictures
It’s 75 years since Atatürk died, but he remains the poster boy of modern Turkey. Ersoy Emin photographs his ubiquitous presence while Elif Shafak reflects on the heroic portraits that have looked down on her since childhood

Elif Shafak

08, Nov, 2013 @4:30 PM

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Turkey's protesters proclaim themselves the true heirs of their nation's founding father

Ataturk, the secular reformer, has become the symbol for young Turks defying what they see as Erdogan's reactionary reversion to the Ottoman past

Luke Harding Istanbul

08, Jun, 2013 @4:32 PM

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Turkey jails academic for insulting Ataturk
A political science professor who criticised the legacy of Turkey's revered leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was today given a 15-month suspended prison sentence.

Helena Smith

28, Jan, 2008 @6:31 PM

Court blocks YouTube access over Ataturk posts

A Turkish court has ordered access to YouTube to be blocked because of videos allegedly insulting the founder of modern Turkey.

AP Istanbul

08, Mar, 2007 @8:06 AM

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Turkey pulls plug on YouTube over Ataturk 'insults'
A Turkish court today ordered access to YouTube to be blocked because of videos allegedly insulting the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Paul Doany, head of Turk Telekom, Turkey's largest telecommunications provider, said his company had enforced the ban immediately.

Associated Press

07, Mar, 2007 @3:12 PM

Turkish writer cleared of insulting Ataturk

A Turkish writer charged with insulting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has been cleared by a court in Istanbul amid calls from the European Union for the country to repeal repressive laws curbing freedom of expression. Ipek Calislar wrote a biography of Ataturk's wife which claimed he had fled an assassination attempt dressed in women's clothing. Insulting Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish state, is a specific crime in Turkey. (Via International Herald Tribune)

Roy Greenslade

20, Dec, 2006 @8:24 AM

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