Atatürk Museum, Şişli

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Atatürk Museum
Atatürk Müzesi
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Atatürk Museum
Established1942
LocationŞişli, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates41°03′23″N 28°59′14″E / 41.056397°N 28.987212°E / 41.056397; 28.987212Coordinates: 41°03′23″N 28°59′14″E / 41.056397°N 28.987212°E / 41.056397; 28.987212
TypeNational, Biographical

Atatürk Museum (Turkish: Atatürk Müzesi) is a historic house museum dedicated to the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of the Republic of Turkey. It is located in the district of Şişli, on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.

It is located in a three-storey house built in 1908. Mustafa Kemal rented the house after returning from the Syrian Front and lived there with his mother Zübeyde, sister Makbule and adopted son Abdurrahim.[1] He lived there until May 16, 1919 the day he sailed on the ship Bandırma to Samsun, on his way to the headquarters of the Ninth Army Troops Inspectorate in Erzurum.[2] The house was purchased in 1928 by the Municipality of Istanbul and some of Atatürk's personal belongings were stored there. The house was converted to a museum and opened to visitors on June 15, 1942 as Atatürk Revolution Museum.

The museum houses personal belongings of Atatürk like clothes and collections, other than historical documents, photographs and paintings of his lifetime.

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  1. ^ Sadi Borak, Atatürk'ün İstanbul'daki Çalışmaları, Kaynak Yayınları, 1998, ISBN 9789753432337, p. 268., Şişli'deki evine giderek annesi Zübeyde, kız kardeşi Makbule (Atadan) hanımlara ve manevi oğlu Abdürrahim Tuncak'a veda ettikten sonra doğruca Bandırma vapuruna gitmiştir.
  2. ^ Zekeriya Türkmen, Mütareke Döneminde Ordunun Durumu ve Yeniden Yapılanması (1918-1920), Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, 2001, ISBN 975-16-1372-8, p. 106. (in Turkish)

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