Pembe Köşk

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For the Turkish Presidential Palace (also called Pembe Köşk), see Çankaya Köşkü.
Pembe Köşk
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Pembe Köşk
General information
Architectural style Ottoman orchard house
Town or city Ankara
Country Turkey
Owner Turkish state

Pembe Köşk (Pink Villa) is an Ottoman-era house in the Çankaya district of Ankara, Turkey, which is the city’s oldest villa and was the home of Turkish President İsmet İnönü from 1925 to 1973.[1]

İnönü purchased the villa in 1924 and it was used for strategic meetings by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, as well as concerts, gallery openings, pool and chess tournaments and the city’s first ball, on February 22, 1927.

The building now houses a museum of İnönü’s personal belongings and diplomatic photographs which is occasionally opened to the public.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best Designed Historical Structure". The Guide: Ankara. 2009.