Atatürk Museum

The founder of the Republic of , Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was born in Thessaloniki in 1881 and died in in 1938. Atatürk was a military officer during World War I and later commanded the war for the independence of . As a result, the modern Turkish Republic was formed in 1923 with him as the first president of the new country. He rented a three storey house built in 1908 after returning back to from the Syrian Front. With his mother Zübeyde, sister Makbule and adopted son Abdurrahim, Atatürk lived in this house until 16th May 1919 the he sailed on the ship Bandırma to Samsun. This date is considered as the beginning of the war of independence for . The house 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, military uniforms, photographs, ashtrays and even underwear. The museum is located on the Halaskargazi Avenue in Şişli district on the European side of Istanbul.

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Halaskargazi Cad. No: 140 34810 Şişli, İstanbul
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