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actually they were member same political society (C.U.P). and they have same ideas. but has a absolute difference. M.Kemal was pure realistic . Enver pascha was native dreamer. on the other hand between M.Kemal and Enver Pascha has two military class. but when first person was major, second person was chief of commander of ottoman forces
M.Kemal always was opposite to enver pascha because he believes that enver's plans destroyed motherland. in fact he was right.
between M. Kemal and Enver Pascha always were secret fight.
finally a hictorical joke:
a day a friend asked to Enver : why do you M.Kemal promote to general? Enver said: i promote him to general he wants to be fieldmarschal.i promote him to fieldmarschal. he wants to be chief of commander. i promote him to chief of commander. he wants to be sultan
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There is an interesting fact about Enver-Kemal relations. When Enver wanted to make himself the commander in chief, he realized that he was not a Pasha. (Only a pasha could be the commander in chief. And Enver was only a Lt. Col.) It was Mustafa Kemal, who offered to the army promotion commitee to consider Enver's past services in Tripoli and Benghazi. After the consideration phase, Enver Bey became Enver Pasha. You know the rest of the story.
During the War of Independence, Mustafa Kemal still feared Enverists(They were known as Ittihatcis) in Ankara Government. They were the strongest opposition. They knew that Enver was preparing an army to enter Anatolia in case of the fall of Ankara. But after the Battle of Sakarya, the Enverists stopped criticizing Kemal's decisions. Even some Enverists became Kemalists. Enver saw that Kemal is about the save the Turkish fatherland. So he decided to keep out of his way and ran after his own dreams. He decided to start a rebellion in Central Asia. You know the rest of the story.
After the proclamation of the Turkish Republic in 1923, Enverists were still the strongest faction opposing Kemal's new order. But in 1926, the so called "Izmir Plot" gave Mustafa Kemal the chance to get rid of the remnants of Enverists. Some of the important figures were executed as conspirators and some were imprisoned. Rest of them decided to remain silent and get used to the new republic. That was the end of C.U.P.
Because of that, some historians say that the Turkish Republic was founded in 1926, not in 1923.