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    Book about Atatürk by an Italian

    Anatolia News Agency
    21.04.2009 - 00:00 | Son Güncelleme:

    ANKARA - A book titled "Atatürk," written by Italian author Professor Fabio L. Grassi about the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was launched at the weekend at a news conference held by the Turkish-American Association.

    The book was published by well-known Italian publishing house Salerni last year in August and its second edition was published after only three and a half months. Grassi said the book was the result of 20 years of work. He said his country did not have that a comprehensive book on Atatürk.

    "Interest in Turkey had decreased in Italy. It is on the rise again in recent years," he said. "It was a big deficiency that there was not a book about the founder of Turkey at a term during which Turkish-Italian relations improves. I wrote this book to fill this gap."

    Grassi, a lecturer at the Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Western Languages and Literature, concluded by saying, "This is a book that respects and launches Turkish history."


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