This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a monument to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of Turkey. It is situated east of İzmir, at Manisa, on the road to Akhisar. 43 more words
Today, here in Turkey, was the 76th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and inspiration of modern day Turkey. He is so well revered that every town square has a statue or bust of the great leader. 940 more words
After winning the Turkish War of Independence in 1923, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk begins his massive political, economic and cultural reforms to create a modern Turkey, only to be faced with opposition from within his own nation which must also be besieged.
Day 6 of our cruise and we are visiting the North of Turkey today, a town called Trabzon. A population of 1,250,000 people so its not small, and like most towns around here has a long history with a lot of violence included. 607 more words