Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founder of the Turkish Republic
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk attended a military academy and a war college. He became a military officer of Ottoman Empire. At the first World War, he was a bright lieutenant colonel of infantry. One of his first personal achievements was the victory against British troops to defend Gallipoli and protecting Istanbul from the British conquest. With his full strategic and tactical genius, he became a Turkish folk hero by defeating the British army which included the Anzacs from Australia and New Zealand. He was raised to the rank of general "Pasha". Ottoman Empire saw him as a dangerous element because of his potentials. Soon he would start his revolution campaign.
Date: July 12th, 2001
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