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Ataturk’s Birthplace – “Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds”, Stephen Kinzer

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Culture, History

This titanic figure (Ataturk) was born in 1880 or 1881 to a humble family in Salonika, now the Greek city of Thessaloniki, a thriving port on the outer edge of the crumbling Ottoman Empire.

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