Ke·​mal·​ism | \ kəˈmäˌlizəm \
plural -s

Definition of Kemalism

: the political, economic, and social principles advocated by Kemal Atatürk and designed to create a modern republican secular Turkish state out of a portion of the Ottoman empire

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History and Etymology for Kemalism

Kemal Atatürk (Mustafa Kemal) †1938 Turkish general and statesman + English -ism

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“Kemalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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