What is the meaning of Mustafa Kemal`s surname "Atatürk"?
May 19 - Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk (meaning "Father of the Turks"), was granted to him in 1934 and forbidden to any other person by the Turkish parliament.