9 Places Where You Can See the Personal Belongings of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
One of the prominent characters of the 20th century, Atatürk liberated the remaining Turkish part of the conquered Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. He convened his people against attacking Greek powers who sought to force the Allied will upon the battle-weary Turkish people and repelled the offensive by British, French, and Italian troops. Throughout these conflicts, he established the modern Republic of Turkey, for which the Turks still honor him. He succeeded in recovering to his people pride in their Turkishness, united with a new sense of achievement as their nation was included in the modern world. These are the reasons why Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s personal belongings are exhibited and filled with memories of him, are still being attracted and visited by people from all over the country and even from other countries. In this article, we will give you some places where you can see Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s personal belongings.
The final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkish Republic, is located at the Anıtkabir where you can see his personal belongings. Atatürk and the War of Independence Museum, situated in Anıtkabir, consist of his clothing, books, and the items of Atatürk’s other personal belongings such as the items given to him by foreign statesmen.
Şişli Atatürk’s Home Museum
This historic three-story mansion, housed in the street in Şişli, was rented by Atatürk in the first years of Turkish War of Independence. The great leader planned the liberation of our country during his stay in this house. Atatürk’s house stands today in the same place and is visited by his enthusiasts every day. In the museum, photographs about Atatürk’s life, clothing, documents of interest about the revolution, personal belongings and paintings related to the Turkish War of Independence are on display.
Pera Palace Hotel Room Number 101
Pera Palace Hotel, which has witnessed history for more than a century in the most beautiful corner of Istanbul, has hosted many notable names from the past to the present. He stayed at the hotel several times between 1917-1936. Sometimes he preferred Pera Palace Hotel to take the most critical decisions about the country and sometimes to welcome his distinguished guests. His visits were often in Room 101. This room, witnessed the important moments of Atatürk and used it as a home on the returns from the front-line, was converted into a museum room in the 100th anniversary of his birth, to preserve his memory forever.
Rahmi Koç Museum Atatürk Section
Rahmi Koc Museum Atatürk Section is a precious part that allows you to recognize Ataturk better and understand the period of the Young Republic of Turkey. This section includes clothes, office supplies, various personal belongings and photographs belonging to Atatürk. This unique collection was collected by Colonel Halil Nuri Yurdakul, one of the relatives and colleagues of Atatürk.
Florya Atatürk Marine Mansion
Florya was an area where Atatürk was impressed and frequently visited. For this reason, this mansion built in the last years of Ataturk was presented to him by the Mayor of Istanbul. The Great Leader lived here for a long time and used it for political and scientific gatherings, where he hosted essential guests, including the King of United Kingdom. The Mansion continues to captivate its visitors as Atatürk Museum.
House of Atatürk In Thessaloniki
This house, which is located in Thessaloniki, where the Great Leader was born, grew up and spent part of his youth days, today serves as the Atatürk Museum and is open to visitors. Atatürk and his family’s personal belongings are displayed in the mansion.
Trabzon Atatürk Mansion
In this mansion in Trabzon, Atatürk was hosted during a visit to Trabzon; then it was redecorated and presented to him. Ataturk also stayed here several times during his later visits to Trabzon. The mansion now serves as a museum and the furniture and porcelain of the 19th and 20th centuries and also Atatürk’s paintings are exhibited.
Bursa Atatürk House Museum
The Great Leader stayed in this mansion in Bursa, and then the mayor bought the estate from the owner and gifted it to Atatürk. Today, the mansion serves as a museum exhibits objects used by Atatürk.
Izmir Ataturk museum
Today, this house, which serves as the Atatürk Museum in Izmir, was presented to Atatürk by the Municipality of Izmir as other Atatürk houses in other cities. The Great Leader stayed in this house during every visit to Izmir between 1930-1934. The historic mansion is now used as a museum where Atatürk’s personal belongings are exhibited.