Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)
Founder and First President of the Republic of Turkey
The two capitals, Ankara and Washington DC, became sister cities in October 2011.
Erected by the Ataturk Society of America on public space generously granted by the District of Columbia, this statue was dedicated on the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, October 29, 2013.
Location. 38° 54.695′ N, 77° 3.049′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 23rd Street, NW and Sheridan Circle NW on 23rd Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gilded Age (a few steps from this marker); Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni K. Moffitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Philip H. Sheridan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleftherios Venizelos
Also see . . . A Defining Statue of Ataturk. Posted by Bulent Atalay, National Geographic Books (Submitted on December 4, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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