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And in 1923, a national Turkish state, the Republic of Turkey, was established.

As the leader of the new nation, Ataturk created the foundations for a modern, secular state based on human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Born during a turbulent age of continual political and military conflict, Suleyman became a dynamic leader at a very early age.

To prepare for his reign that would begin after the death of his father (in 1520), Suleyman became governor of a province in Northwest Anatolia at the age of 15.

It was the first successful war of national liberation in this century.

After many miraculous victories, the occupying forces were pushed back.

Determined to secure its position within the Western alliance, Turkey became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Council of Europe and other major Western organizations.Historical events of recent years including the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Gulf War, the end of the Cold War, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union (which gave independence to Turkish republics in Central Asia) have increased Turkey’s importance as a power for peace and stability in the region.Turkey is an element of stability in an otherwise turbulent part of the world.The Ottoman Empire more than doubled the boundaries of its realm under Suleyman the Magnificent’s direction and was transformed into a full-fledged Muslim world empire.By his death in 1566, the empire included most of Eastern Europe, Western Asia and North Africa.

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