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Turkey’s General Staff recently launched a website containing details of the life of modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

The website gives information on Atatürk’s physical appearance as well, stating his height as 5 feet 7 inches (1.74 meters), as opposed to previous reports that claimed his height was 5 feet 5 inches (1.68 meters).

His weight was recorded as falling between 163.1 pounds (74 kilograms) and 167.5 pounds (76 kilograms) with a shoe size of 42, according to the website.

The website further lists all of Atatürk’s official titles and every post he served in during his time in politics and the military.

An archive of Atatürk’s articles, as well as information on his principles, transcripts of his speeches, and detailed texts on his trips nationwide and abroad can all be found at the website. Stories of Atatürk told by others can also be found on the site.

Photos of Atatürk’s personal belongings, including clothes, items, badges, swords and watches can also be found on the site, as well as a full archive of photos of him.

February/18/2013

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