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The New Language Under Atatürk's Leadership

The most difficult change in any society is probably a language reform. Most nations never attempt it, those who do, usually prefer a gradual approach. Under Atatürk's Leadership, Turkey undertook the modern world's swiftest and most extensive language reform. In 1928, when he decided that the Arabic script, which had been used by the Turks for a thousand years, should be replaced with the Latin alphabet.
As the 1920s came to an end, Turkey had fully and functionally adopted, with its 29 letters , has none of the complexities of the Arabic script, which was ill-suited to the Turkish language. The language reform enabled children and adults to read and write within a few months, and to study Western languages with greater effectiveness.