How Ataturk laid the foundations for Erdogan’s success

Sami Hamdi Middle East/North Africa, Turkey

On 29 October 1923, much to the dismay of the Sanusi Order in North Africa and other non-Turkish pro-Ottoman fighters who had sought to salvage the remains of the ‘Islamic’ empire, Ataturk announced the founding of the modern Turkish Republic. Ataturk and his followers would then go on to launch a nationwide scheme in an attempt to completely overhaul and …