"The Father of Turkey" Besiktas District Tip by caffeine_induced78

Besiktas District, Istanbul: 5 reviews and 8 photos

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by caffeine_induced78

If you see a statue rising above the ground in the Istanbul area, you should put money on it that it's Kemal Ataturk. After expelling the Greeks from Anatolia during the Turkish war for Independence (1920-1922) he took on the massive task of reorganizing and modernizing Turkish society. A Constitution was adopted in 1924 and Islam ceased to be the state religion in 1928. Through the realization of many of his visions Turkey has become a bridge between Western and Eastern nations.

Statues, posters, postcards, on your money. Ataturk is everywhere.

Directions: These posters line the west side of Besiktas Cad in the neighberhood of Besiktas. A series of about 30 or 40 posters chronicle the life of Ataturk.

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  • Written Mar 27, 2004
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