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Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Jun 16, 2013 at 03:01

I was really shocked when Ataturks was rubbished by the PM.

As an Australian, I remember as a young child my Grandfather telling me stories about the WW1 battle of Gallilipoli, and how hard and brave, what he called "Johnny Turk" , were.

The Turks won the battle, but lost the war, but my grandfather, who was one of Turkeys enemies at that time, still said that the leader called Ataturk, was a very smart and brave man.

Those who go about insulting Ataturk, who is responsible for much of the progress that Turkey has made over the decades should be run out of the country.

Men such as my grandfather, were not lavish with their praise of anybody, especially of someone who caused them defeat, yet it is pretty sad when former enemies hold with in higher extreme, a man such as Ataturk, than the leader of Turkey.

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