What is Kemalism?

Kemalism, also known as Atatürkism or the Six Arrows was the political ideology of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and the principles that define the basic characteristics of the modern Republic of Turkey.

It is divided into six principles:

- Republicanism
- Nationalism
- Populism
- Secularism
- Statism
- Revolutionism

“My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men.”

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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23 December 1930, Menemen Incident

23 December 1930, Menemen Incident

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The Menemen Incident refers to a chain of incidents which occurred in Menemen, a small town in the Aegean region of Turkey, on 23 December 1930.

Awards won by Mustafa Kemal

Awards won by Mustafa Kemal

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As we all know, Mustafa Kemal started his education life as a religious student, but soon switched to military schools. After he granduated from the War...

Quotes about Ataturk

Quotes about Ataturk

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Some quotes about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk by great leaders.

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SabreF86 Apr 27 2015, 11:59pm says:

Kemal was a great man.
he fought with Greece in 1921 i think and only commanded 100 or 200 soldiers but still won a great victory over the Greeks who were large in numbers well equipped supported by the most powerful countries (England).

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quecksilber457 Jan 10 2015, 2:22pm says:

I alwyays think, that without him i won't even exist, as my biological father is turkish and my biological mother is german. Would the friendship between our two nations ever have grown? I doubt it. So he somehow is my father aswell, as i don't know my biological parents. :)

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AubeSangante Nov 22 2013, 6:20pm says:

It's hen interesting politic.

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Turkish007 Creator
Turkish007 Oct 29 2013, 1:25pm says:


Today was the 90th anniversary of the Turkish Republic!

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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Nov 10 2013, 6:06am replied:

Happy late anniversary!!

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GordonTheCat Oct 29 2013, 6:08am says:

I read up on Kemalism and I must say it sounds quite good, count me in! :D

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Turkish007 Creator
Turkish007 Oct 29 2013, 1:24pm replied:

Welcome! :)

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BrianE3 Jul 21 2013, 6:05pm says:

Great page! Its very interesting this politic ideology!

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Turkish007 Creator
Turkish007 Jul 22 2013, 4:48am replied:

I agree, and thanks for the compliments :)

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ParkChungHeeFan Jul 19 2013, 3:35pm says:

Explain the statism, please.

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Turkish007 Creator
Turkish007 Jul 20 2013, 3:29pm replied:

Statism is parctically encouraging investors and company leaders to provide workforce, factories and similiar for the country, and is aiming to open the Turkish Republic's economy to the world, making it more important and generally bigger. One more thing, all companies, stores, factories, generally the elements that make economy more "nationalistic"

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ParkChungHeeFan Jul 21 2013, 1:16pm replied:

So, economic self-dependency through capitalism, I like it!

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Turkish007 Creator
Turkish007 Jul 21 2013, 3:05pm replied:

Yes, precisely.

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MasterofMetal Jul 24 2013, 9:38am replied:

Can that work in today's world? Not really trading with other countries and yet having a stable economy?

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ParkChungHeeFan Jul 24 2013, 4:02pm replied:

I think it means becoming self-dependent and then exporting excess goods.

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