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Turkey led by Ataturk is a custom civilization by Uighur_Caesar, with contributions from Viregel, Regalman, DarthStarkiller, TarcisioCM, RawSasquatch, bernie14 & Urdnot_Scott.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire, the modern republic was established in the 1920s by nationalist leader Kemal Ataturk. Straddling the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey's strategically important location has given it major influence in the region - and control over the entrance to the Black Sea. Progress towards democracy and a market economy was halting after Ataturk's death in 1938, and the army - seeing itself as guarantor of the constitution - repeatedly ousted governments seen as challenging secular values. Joining the European Union has been a longstanding ambition. Membership talks were launched in 2005, but have stalled over serious misgivings about Turkey's human rights record.


Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was an army officer who founded an independent Republic of Turkey out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. He then served as Turkey’s first president from 1923 until his death in 1938, implementing reforms that rapidly secularized and westernized the country. Under his leadership, the role of Islam in public life shrank drastically, European-style law codes came into being, the office of the sultan was abolished and new language and dress requirements were mandated. But although the country was nominally democratic, Atatürk at times stifled opposition with an authoritarian hand.

Dawn of Man[]

Ataturk Leader Scene

Art by Viregel

The Turkish people bow in your presence, illustrious President Ataturk. Your bravery while defending Gallipolli during the Great War won you respect throughout the Turkish nation, who would find itself divided amongst the imperial powers at the war's end. You took command of the Turkish liberation forces and succeeded in securing the independence of the Turkish people from colonial rule. While millions across Turkey lamented the death of the Ottoman Empire and reminisced of the glory they had once known, you instead looked towards the future. Your efforts to reform the Turkish government and society were ambitious, eschewing long standing cornerstones of Turkish society like the caliphate, traditional clothing, Sharia law, and the writing script. Your efforts culminated in the transformation of Turkey into the most modern Middle Eastern nation and a powerhouse in the region. Turkish citizens were proud to repeat your quote "Happy is he who is a Turk!"

Visionary president, the future of Turkey is unclear and your people need you to lead the nation once again into greatness. Can you convince the Turkish people of your vision and lead them to modernity? Can you validate your claim to being "Kemal", perfect, by bringing a glory to Turkey unseen for centuries? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Welcome to Republic of Turkey. My people seek the path of enlightenment, a path that will bring them great peace and prosperity. Do you search for this path as well or do you cling to dogmatic customs?

Defeat: Our life is truly hellish here.

Unique Attributes[]

Turkey (Ataturk)

Art by Viregel

The Six Arrows

Promoting land units provides FaithIcon Faith before entering the Industrial Era, and CultureIcon Culture instead afterwards. Gain Science Science from adopting policies that other known civs have.

Kuva-Yi Milliye

Art by Viregel

Kuva-yi Milliye (Great War Infantry)
  • -10% Strength Combat Strength (45 vs. 50).
  • Starts with Drill I.
  • Benefits 50% more from Great Generals.
  • Upgrades to Infantry for Free.

Art by Viregel

Halkevleri (Public School)
  • Provides no base Science Science.
  • Reduces this city's FaithIcon Faith by 25%, and converts the remaining amount into Science Science.
  • +2 Goldenage Golden Age points from Specialists in this city.
City List
  1. Ankara
  2. Istanbul
  3. Izmir
  4. Bursa
  5. Adana
  6. Gaziantep
  7. Konya
  8. Antalya
  9. Diyarbakir
  10. Mersin
  11. Kayseri
  12. Eskisehir
  13. Gebze
  14. Sanliurfa
  15. Denizli
  16. Samsun
  17. Kahramanmaras
  18. Trabzon
  19. Adapazari
  20. Malatya
  21. Erzurum
  22. Van
  23. Batman
  24. Elazig
  25. Izmit
  26. Manisa
  27. Tarsus
  28. Sivas
Spy List
  • Shahnaz
  • Farahnaz
  • Ali
  • Leila
  • Jafar
  • Asadollah
  • Amir
  • Ebrahim
  • Ahmad
  • Eskander




Peace Theme War Theme

True Turkey - Ataturk - Peace


True Turkey - Ataturk - War

Unknown. Unknown.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions[]

Adopt a Foreign Script
Our current writing script is an obsolete relic of the past that makes scholarship and common education too difficult for our people. We shall adopt a foreign writing script to remedy this issue.
  • Player must be Turkey
  • Must be in at least the Industrial Era
  • Must have at least DOF
  • May only be enacted once per game
  • Magistrates Magistrates
  • 500 Gold Gold
  • 2 turns worth of a random ally's Science Science.
  • +50% Science Science from Research Agreements.
Secularize the Legal Code
The laws of our nation have always been influenced by religion and clerics, which we can no longer tolerate if we seek modernity. We shall secularize the legal code and diminish the power of the clergy.
  • Player must be Turkey
  • Must have Scientific Theory
  • Magistrates Magistrates
  • 800 Gold Gold
  • All policies in Piety are removed for large amounts of CultureIcon Culture and Science Science.
  • -10% Unhappiness Unhappiness from population.


Heads of Government
  1. Ismet Inonu
  2. Fethi Okyar
  3. Celal Bayar
  4. Fevzi Cakmak
  5. Refik Saydam
  6. Ahmet Fikri Tuzer
  7. Sukru Saracoglu
  8. Recep Peker
  9. Hasan Saka
  10. Semsettin Gunaltay
  11. Adnan Menderes
  12. Cemal Gursel
  13. Emin Ozdilek
  14. Cevdet Sunay
  15. Fahri Koruturk
  16. Kenan Evren
  17. Turgut Ozal
  18. Husamettin Cindoruk
  19. Suleyman Demirel
  20. Ahmet Necdet Sezer
  21. Abdullah Gul
  22. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  23. Ahmet Davutoglu
  24. Bulent Ecevit
  25. Necmettin Erbakan

Unique Cultural Interface[]

Our people are now throwing away traditional headgear for Panama hats and demanding a new alphabet - except the Kurds of course, they don't have a say in the matter. I fear the rest of the world will soon develop an irrational desire to reform everything as well.

Full Credits List[]

  • Uighur_Caesar: Author
  • Urdnot_Scott: Design Help
  • RawSasquatch: Art
  • Regalman: Art
  • DarthStarkiller: Art
  • TarcisioCM: Art
  • Viregel: Art
  • bernie14: Unit Model
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