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Mustapha Kemal otherwise known as Ataturk which in Turkish means The Father of All Turks is the father of modernity in Turkey During his reign over Turkey he achieved great advances for the primitive Turkish nation although he achieved these important steps towards the West due to the acts of the ethnic cleansing of Turkey resulting in the death marches which wiped out Greeks Assyrians and to the greatest extent of all the Armenians The Turkish government then and even to this very day conceals this part of their history and this is fundamental in their own concept of their nation-state Mustapha Kemal later to be known as Ataturk from 1934 onwards was born in the city of Thessaloniki which is situated in Greek state of Makedonia in 1881 Not much is known about his private life and the history of his families due to the nationalistic propaganda and personality cult factions which have led to the destruction of many primary sources From the few primary sources we have left we have found out that Kemal and his father were part of the donmeh sect According to the Governors of Thessalonikis reports and Joachim Prinzs book the donmeh where a religious Jewish sect who in 1666 where forcibly converted to Islam after being expelled from Spain Although being converted they still secretly practiced secret Jewish religious events and never married outside of their blood Ataturks donmeh status can be historically proven as he recited to a Jewish man Shema Yisrael Adonai Elohenu Adonai Ehad and then said This is my secret prayer Autobiography of Itamar Ben-Avi Ataturks religious beliefs influenced his learning as Patrick Kinross quotes My father was hostile to religion he preferred me to go to a school which wasnt found on its teachings of the KoranMy father took me to that of old Shemsi Effendi who directed a preparatory school according to European Methods This military school also instigated hatred of
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