Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by Mustafa Kemal, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks." Under his leadership, the country adopted radical social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democrat Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and military coups, which in each case eventually resulted in a return of formal political power to civilians. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. In 1963, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community; it began accession membership talks with the EU in 2005. Over the past decade, economic reforms have contributed to a growing economy, although economic growth slowed in recent years. The Turkish Government is considering changing Turkey to an executive presidency. Life for Relief and Development supported Syrian refugee women’s training center, provided Ramadan food baskets and Udhiyah meat to refugee famililes.