Ataturk’s Ideology Seen Deleted as Turkey Drafts New Charter

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  • Erdogan aide says references to any ideology to be removed
  • Ataturk legacy viewed as bedrock of Turkey’s secular structure

A man sells flags of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, near the new mosque at Eminonu district in Istanbul, on June 9, 2016.

Photographer: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey’s leaders plan to remove references in the constitution binding public servants to the ideology of the nation’s secular founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, as part of a comprehensive overhaul of the state, its principles and institutions under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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