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Ataturk, Mustafa Kemal (1881–1938)

  • By: Jaime L. Benavides
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Founder of modern Turkey

Born into a lower-middle-class family in Turkey as the Ottoman Empire crumbled, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk became one of the most respected, or detested, leaders in modern history. He was respected for leading the creation of a secular government ...

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