As known, soon after Turkish Republic was founded, a reform process covering almost all fields was launched. These reform movements are also seen in cultural issues as well as in social, political and economic fields. Ataturk attached great importance to the development in fine arts which is one of the important elements of the culture and encouraged it. He stated that entering into civilized countries is up to the achievements in the field of fine arts. Therefore, state conservatory was founded in 1936 and artists in all fields of fine arts like performing arts, painting, music, sculpture were raised. Meanwhile, traditional arts were also emphasized, but remained a bit in the background because of fast process of Westernization.