Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Republic of Turkey

Turkey lost in WWI and was occupied by the Allied forces of Britain, France and Greece. Local resistance developed and several wars followed. The Turks won finally and the Republic was founded to replace the Ottoman Empire. The first president was Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Ankara is the capital city. Nearby is ancient Galatia whose early settlers were from France. Paul the apostle visited Galatia twice and wrote a letter to the Galatians. Galatia is located in Asia Minor in central Turkey. I marvel at his Ministry.
Soldier guarding mausoleum of 1st Turkish President.

There are two exhibition halls.

This hall holds the personal belongings of the 1st President.  No photos allowed.

The Turkish emblem.

A comprehensive history of Turkey behind these walls.  A good museum to visit.

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