Category Archives: Ataturk Legacies

Debate on Ataturk and Reza Khan

This is a debate on BBC Persia about Atatürk and Reza Khan/Shah between Turaj Atabaki, Oliver Bast and Walter Posch, some of you may find it interesting if you are following modern Turkish or Iranian history:

Posted in Ataturk Legacies, Modern Iran, The Pahlavi Dynasty | Leave a comment

Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul

A New York Times piece about the renowned Turkish author, Orhan Pamuk and his experiences in Istanbul with some historical context of the city and its recent transformations. “On a windswept afternoon in mid-December, the writer Orhan Pamuk stood in … Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Leave a comment

The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire

This is a pretty good article exploring the reasons behind the Ottoman Empire’s rise to the world stage, as well as their decline to the “Sick man of Europe”, following the industrialization of the western world and the Age of … Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Leave a comment

Clip from Blood and Oil documentary

  Clip features Mustafa Kemal and the beginning of his move for power. Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Comments Off on Clip from Blood and Oil documentary

Biography of Atatürk

This is a 25 minute video about Atatürk filmed before the fall of the Soviet Union.  It is interesting from a historical perspective and speaks very positively about Atatürk.   Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Comments Off on Biography of Atatürk

Turkish travel site featuring Atatürk

http://www.turkeyforyou.com/turkey_ataturk_military_career I found this site looking through some search engines. It appears to be a Turkish travel site, offering a wide range of information on the country. One link brings you to information on important people in Turkish history and … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Comments Off on Turkish travel site featuring Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal-Further information from AWM

http://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/ataturk.asp Here is another page from the Australian War Memorial (AWM) on Atatürk. It gives some early life information and goes briefly through his military career. Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Comments Off on Mustafa Kemal-Further information from AWM

Mustafa Kemal- Military Career

Ataturk- World War I Biography http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Ataturk This site offers a short biography of Ataturk and his involvement in World War I. It was during World War I that Atatürk became famous and a war hero, giving him standing among the people … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Comments Off on Mustafa Kemal- Military Career

ANZAC Cove Monument-Atatürk

This image is of a monument located at ANZAC cove on the Gallipoli peninsula. It is in commemoration of the many Australian troops who died at Gallipoli and features a direct quote from Atatürk. “Those heroes that shed their blood and … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Comments Off on ANZAC Cove Monument-Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal at Gallipoli

http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/dawn/turkish/kemal.asp This is a site set up by the Australian War Memorial which provides a section on Mustafa Kemal and his involvement at Gallipoli. The site also provides a great deal of information on the Battle itself. Due to the … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Ataturk Legacies | Comments Off on Mustafa Kemal at Gallipoli