Pictures of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938), the Sabbatean founder of the Republic of Turkey are still ubiquitous in Turkey and Erdogan (b. 1954) himself frequently appears with a picture of Ataturk in the background. What then are Erdogan’s genuine views on Ataturk?
Erdogan must profoundly hate Ataturk for Ataturk represents secularism, the very antithesis of the Islamist ideology which Erdogan believes in. It is only testament to the profound political influence of the Derin Devlet, the Sabbatean-controlled Deep State domestic intelligence apparatus which Ataturk founded that Ataturk’s picture is still found everywhere in official Turkey. If Erdogan only dared to remove Ataturk’s pictures he certainly would but he is no doubt afraid of the still very powerful Derin Devlet which has its tentacles everywhere.
In fact, to constantly face pictures of his dead nemesis, the ultimate symbol of the Derin Devlet, must be particularly humiliating for Erdogan personally, a daily reminder of the limits to his personal power.