"Sumptuous, surprising, and profound."-Orhan Pamuk Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is hailed as one of the most charismatic political leaders of the twentieth century, but little is known today about his one and only wife, Latife Hanim. A multilingual intellectual who read law at the Sorbonne, she was a suffragist who closely followed women's movements around the world. Her marriage set her apart from her contemporaries, raising her to the pinnacle of political power, truly able to work for the betterment of the women of Turkey. In the first biography to be written on Latife Hanim, Ipek Calislar reveals an astonishing woman, ahead of her time. Ipek Calislar is a journalist and writer. She has worked for the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet for twelve years, as news editor and later as the Sunday supplement editor.
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