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plural -s
: a follower of Kemal Atatürk : an adherent of Kemalism
the economic policies of the Kemalists


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: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Kemalism or Kemalists
the modern Kemalist pattern of revolutionAtlantic
the Ottoman empire collapsed and Kemalist Turkey was bornNecmeddin Sadak

Word History



Kemal Atatürk + English -ist

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“Kemalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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