Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

founder of the modern, secular nation state of Turkey from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Founder of the modern, secular nation state of Turkey from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.

“Turkey’s mandated secularism is challenged by the rise of Islamic political influence as democratic rule and prosperity grow. What do you think of the Islamic political revival, and the influence of religion in U.S politics?”

Old and new Turkish pottery; Armenian pottery from Jerusalem; Turkish copper bowl and glass eyes; fish cast in Hebron.

Photo credit: Jessica Marcotte