So... Has Mustafa Kemal and his ideology been as prominent for the Ottomans as they were in OTL? Or has he fallen on the wayside in favor of the extremist (likely Vitalist) figures like Nihal Atsiz and his less extreme protégé Alparslan Turkes?
Mustafa Kemal has been Prime Minister of the Ottoman Empire since 1918. His ideology is somewhat different ITTL, with Ottoman nationalism replacing Turkish nationalism (his view is that promoting Turkish nationalism helped inspire the Arab Revolt), and of course no republicanism. Other reforms have gone through, especially industrialization, social, and political reforms. The Ottoman Empire is still officially a Muslim nation, but the clergy are limited to controlling family law (similar to modern Israel IOTL, if Israel cared more about its non-Jewish minorities). Outside of the Sultan, which fills the role of the executive, the government is democratic, with a degree of federalism most comparable to modern Germany. Each province (vilayet) has an elected governor, and sends representatives to the General Assembly in Constantinople. There have been some efforts of late to incorporate Turkish nationalism into Ottomanism without angering the minorities by suggesting ethno-historical links between the Turks and other peoples of the Empire (the major groups are the Armenians, Kurds, Turks, Syrian Arabs, and Jews). The Ottomans are actually the poster child for reformed monarchy. It is significant that Kemal's Five Arrows Party (the arrow representing republicanism was dropped) has successfully incorporated mainstream Jewish, Armenian, and Kurdish political parties into its ranks. The Five Arrows Party fills both the progressive and liberal roles (it has two wings).So... Has Mustafa Kemal and his ideology been as prominent for the Ottomans as they were in OTL? Or has he fallen on the wayside in favor of the extremist (likely Vitalist) figures like Nihal Atsiz and his less extreme protégé Alparslan Turkes?