Referring to a person, why should accusative be used? Would that be the case with anyone? Or is it just because now Ataturk is the direct object of the question? I had thought Accusative was used to refer to "the" in things, and I thought there would only be one person. Therefore, there would not need to be referred as "the". Please correct me if I'm wrong on a general or specific case.
Ataturk is credited for founding the Turkish Republic and was the first president of Turkey! More can be read about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustafa_Kemal_Atat%C3%BCrk
Should you ever have the good fortune to visit Turkey you would get to know him quite well. There seem to be statues dedicated to him in every other street, in museums, in most hotels, in many private businesses and even in at least one rest stop food court where he stands above the diners as if to make sure that everyone is enjoying their meal. At the gift shop at his tomb in Ankara--far more impressive than Lenin's in Red Square--you can buy a number of jigsaw puzzles portraying him.
"Atatürk'ü tanıyor musun?" Translation: Do you know Atatürk?
ANZAC - day (25/04/1915)
Çanakkale Savaşı - Okudum öztürkçe acısını.
Yes I do & I have read many military history books on this campaign. A very sad & desperate time In Turkey's history before the Republic came into existence.