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Ataturk, Founder of Modern Turkey

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Filmakers Library
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 52 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

This is the colourful story of Mustafa Kemal, later known as Ataturk, the charismatic leader of Turkey after the first World War. The documentary traces the rise of modern Turkey, which acts as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East. Ataturk was a man of peace (nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize) even though his rise to power came from his role in the First World War. He established peace on all the borders of Turkey. Under his leadership, women were emancipated, minorities were guaranteed equal rights, and the Latin alphabet replaced Arabic script.