I don´t like Atatürk that terribly much, but I do like the Janissary-outfit. Besides, this is the only authentic photo of a man dressed in Jannisar-clothes during the Ottoman days I´ve found in this site xD
As a proud Turk myself, I say so; he is the founder of modern Turkey.
Our armies defeated the invading countries such as Britain, France, Italy, Greece, etc.. under his command. After the independence wars, he declared a new republic instead of old Ottoman Empire.
So actually he was a ranked officer in Imperial Ottoman Army, then he led us to the victory.
His last name "ATATURK" was named after establishing republic. And the meaning is "Father of the Turks"
he's something more than a national hero for every each one of us!