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Memorable Encounters with Atatürk

Edited By Gönül Bakay and Leyla Pekcan

The book is a collection of memoirs related to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The recollections of 27 people who met Atatürk in person reflect the environment in which they grew up. The accounts of their childhood during the founding period of the Turkish Republic provide a wealth of information enabling historians to reconstruct how the perception of Atatürk was transformed during a time of profound political change.

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About the editors


Gönül Bakay is an Associate Professor at Bahçes¸ehir University, Turkey. Her teaching expertise covers Women’s studies, Gothic Novel and English literature from the 18th century to the present. She is a member of the Women’s studies center of İstanbul University, of M.S.E.A, BSECS and a member of the board of directors of K.A.D. (cultural studies club).

Leyla Pekcan is a graduate of the American College for Girls (Istanbul). She is a member of the board of Trustees of Çev (Contemporary Educational Foundation) and served as a member of the board of directors.

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