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This statue has been constructed as Victory Monument at the center of Ankara, Ulus Square in 1927 with a nationwide fund. It contains founder of Modern Turkey, Ataturk and 3 figures. Two soldiers and one woman carrying a canonball during the war.
After I read about Atatürk and how he transformed Turkey I realized that this statue makes a very powerful statement. Although the current government is taking steps backwards we are constantly reminded about what Turkey should become (More Westernized and Secular). Seeing the Atatürk statues...More
This is one of the most central locations in Ankara. The old city shopping center was Ulus region before it gradually moved to Kızılay. This region was the first location of Turkish National Assembyl in independence war. This location is very close to first Turkish...More
Where do you find a beautiful Statue of Ataturk on his horse but in the "old town of Ankara." Ataturk was the "father of modern Turkey." Sometimes he is referred to as the "George Washington" of Turkey.
The Equestrian Statute of Ataturk is a very impressive statute, located in the middle of a very large public square. It is a fitting tribute to the former leader and Father of modern Turkey. It is also a valuable landmark when exploring this part of...More