FILE - In this March 30, 2012 file photo released by Sitki Kahvecioglu Foundation, Sitki Kahvecioglu, left, and a friend pose in front of the statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Artvin, Turkey. A 22-meter (72-foot) high copper statue of Ataturk ? the country's biggest of the iconic figure ? was inaugurated on May 19 in northeastern Turkey, a tribute to the near-mystical hold that Ataturk exerts over his fervent believers, whose admiration is rooted in his success in imposing secular values on a largely Muslim nation. Yet the cult of Ataturk, once a staple of Turkish state ideology, is slowly, sometimes imperceptibly, being diluted, replaced in part by the Ottoman imperial era as inspiration for an Islamist-rooted government with its own set of ideas about modernity, morality and regional stature. (AP Photo/Sitki Kahvecioglu Foundation, File)