Detail of a flag showing the crescent moon, the star and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on the gate of Ortaköy Mosque, in Istanbul.
“My people are going to learn the principles of democracy the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men.”
― Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, first president of the Turkish Republic.