Turkey turns 100: A future global power? / BBC News

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The Republic of Turkey turns 100 on the 29 October. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, known as the ‘Father of Turkey’, had envisaged a modern, secular nation-state when he founded it from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. With a history of military coups disrupting its democracy, the country is now ruled by President Erdogan, a leader with ambitions to revive the Ottoman influence on the global stage.

November 12, 2023, BBC News.

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