The 7 identical stamps feature 'Father of the Turks' or 'Father Turk', Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. They belong to the Atatürk definitive series, issued in 2009.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) was considered a hero by many people of Turkish descent, and by many leaders around the world. He established democracy, under single party rule in Turkey, and created significant reforms in there. His policies championed public education in what had previously been a mostly illiterate country, extolled the virtues of Westernization, created reforms for women, and promoted peaceful relationships with Europe and America. Though he sometimes led the country in an autocratic way, he was still considered a fantastic leader. He earned the respect of people like General MacArthur, and has been honored by the United Nations, President Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, and various other world leaders (past and present) as a true example of leadership, progressiveness, and social reform.