Earlier, Turkey withdrew its forty servicemen participating in drills at NATO's joint warfare centre in Stavanger, Norway, due to the fact that photos of Turkey's incumbent president, as well as first president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
were placed as conditional enemy images on the shooting range as part of the military exercises.
Portraits of Erdogan and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
, founder of modern Turkey, were shown in the "hostile leader list" during the Trident Javelin exercise, which prompted Turkey to pull out from the drills yesterday.
On Friday, Erdogan told ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party members in capital Ankara that a portrait of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
was also shown in the 'hostile leader list' during the computer-assisted exercise.
Download Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drills in Norway NNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Turkey has withdrawn 40 soldiers from a NATO military exercise in Norway, after the country's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
and Erdogan himself were allegedly depicted as "enemies.
ISLAMABAD -- The newly appointed Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, along with his spouse and children and officers of Pakistan Embassy, their families and students of Pakistan Embassy School, Wednesday visited the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
to pay homage to Turkey's first president and the great leader of its war of independence.
The move is just one of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's education reforms, which also include removing Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
(Turkey's founding president) from history classes and an increased emphasis on studying Muslim scientists.
The Republic Day is celebrated annually on October 29 to commemorate the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey officially declared by its founder and first president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
5m Turks at Western Istanbul's YeniKapi area on a two-platform stage under massive portraits of the Turkish republic's secular founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
and himself, Erdogan on Aug.
From the progressive modern democracy established by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
, Turkey is turning into an authoritarian, security state under Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In the November 1 general elections, the CHP, the party of modern Turkey's secular founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
, garnered just 25 percent of the vote compared to 49 percent for Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP), which won back the parliamentary majority it had lost five months earlier.
Situated close to Ataturk Museum and Bursa Grand Mosque, Grand Swiss-Belhotel Celik Palace Hotel was constructed upon request of Turkey's first President, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
and was privatised in 2007.
The Ottoman palace was once the residence of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk