Sitting on Father´s Knee, Gülhane Park, Istanbul, Turkey

Ataturk, Charles Kenwright

Ataturk Statue, Gühlane Park, Istanbul, Turkey
copyright: charles kenwright/

The larger than life bronze statue of Mustafa Kemal has, it seems, a magical attraction for Turks. They like to climb up onto his lap and have their photographs taken. I suppose it´s to be expected for, after all, Mustafa Kemal, or Atatürk, as he is known, was the founder of modern day Turkey. Atatürk translated means Father of the Turks, and what can be better than sitting on your father´s knee?


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