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Anıtkabir: Mausoleum of the Founder of the Republic of Turkey

After a quick change when arriving in Ankara, we headed to the Anıtkabir – the most iconic landmark in the capital city. Anıtkabir, a.k.a. the memorial tomb is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. It is also the final resting place of the second President of Turkey, İsmet İnönü. The main monument of the site is symmetrical, cut-stone clad building manifested by its detailing and workmanship in construction; and of course, there is an Anıtkabir Atatürk Museum that showcased the first President’s personal belongings, history, and stories.

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The mausoleum has a high level of security and stood guards could be seen almost everywhere in the site. Besides, it’s located on a hill and, therefore, the corridor of the courtyard offers a panoramic view of Ankara.

It was the only tourist spot we visited in Ankara and we took some time to wander in the city before it got dark. To me, the city has some sort of nostalgic vibe as if I was in the 60/70s, and the locals were definitely intrigued and gave us funny looks when they saw a bunch of foreigners was strolling in the Ankara streets.

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