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Books read by Atatürk are now available on the Internet.

Istanbul University’s (IU) Library and Documentation Department has transferred books read by the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, to the Internet environment, daily Hürriyet reported. Within the scope of a project titled “Reading with Atatürk” website visitors can tour the IU Library of Rare Works with a simulation they can download and choose books to read from among 175 works.

Following the declaration of the Turkish Republic, Atatürk sent the books in Yıldız Palace to Istanbul University to form a library. Later on, when he was in Istanbul, Atatürk asked for some of the books in this library and read them.

Books in many fields from history to literature and from sociology to politics have been kept in this library and are used by researchers.

Atatürk also took notes in these books, underlined some sentences or wrote his views on them. Now people are able to see and read all these books thanks to the project. The project, which aims to introduce Atatürk as a learned person, can be reached through the website ataturkleokumak.istanbul.edu.tr.

June/19/2012

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Frozen Roze

6/19/2012 10:49:02 PM

"Introducing Atatürk as a lerned person...." The way this phrase is attached to the article makes one wonder if there were dounbts about Atatürk being such a person which is certainly out of question, as many of the turks know of the books he has written on the subject of Turkish language and mathematics. People sometimes should consider how they word things of this importance. And no, Atatürk doesn't need a coat of paint to make him anymore impressive and inspiring than he already is.

US Observer

6/19/2012 9:38:16 PM

He was a man ahead of his time, gift to the world, not just Turkey!

mara mcglothin

6/19/2012 6:43:58 PM

This holds true with everything that I have read about Ataturk over the years. He was a man who was hungry for knowledge in many fields. He did Turkey proud!

V Tiger

6/19/2012 5:28:43 PM

Another coat of paint?Learned?
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