Atatürk Museum

The founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was born in Thessaloniki in 1881 and died in Istanbul in 1938. Atatürk was a officer during World War I and later commanded the war for the independence of Turkey. As a result, the Turkish Republic was formed in 1923 with him as the first of the new . He rented a three storey built in 1908 after returning back to Istanbul from the Syrian Front. With his mother Zübeyde, sister Makbule and adopted son Abdurrahim, Atatürk lived in this until 16th May 1919 the day he sailed on the ship Bandırma to Samsun. This date is considered as the beginning of the war of independence for Turkey. The hosting the museum today was purchased in 1928 by the Municipality of Istanbul which converted it into a museum dedicated to the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Its doors were opened to visitors on 15th June 1942. The museum contains personal belongings of Atatürk such as paintings, medals, uniforms, photographs, ashtrays and even underwear. The museum is located on the famous Halaskargazi Avenue in Şişli on the European side of Istanbul.



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Halaskargazi Cad. No: 140 34810 Şişli, İstanbul
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