A Free Democratic Environment : The Farmer 's Wife By Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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Imagine, you’re working in the fields, to prepare the ground for sowing the seed. It’s like 100 degrees outside, sun is burning and you are crawling all over the place. Who would you be? The farmer? His donkey, who carries the tool along the field? Or the farmer’s wife? It’s actually the farmer’s wife! Do you know why? Prior to Turkey’s independence, women had not any rights other than working in the fields, keeping the household and raising the children! Eligible for Education? Negative! Is that ethical? Are those “rights” considered to be women rights? Would this occur in a free democratic environment? Definitely not! Mustafa Kemal Atatürk did not accept this old fashioned Islamic mindset, which was still dictated by the Ottoman Empire. He had the idea to lead Turkey into a democratic, independent future, because he was a visionary and ethical leader he took action. Visionary Leader The MP1 reflects his visions, why he wanted to rebuild the nation. He underlined his intentions as follows: “I will lead my people by the hand along the road until their feet are sure and they know the way. Then they may choose for themselves and rule themselves. Then my work will be done.” (Retrieved from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/mustafakem539746.html) After the successful defense at the end of August 1916 against the attacking allies, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk prevented the Ottoman Territory to be conquered by foreign aggressors. After the successful defeat

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