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Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)

Founder and First President of the Republic of Turkey

 
 
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
1. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) Marker
Inscription. The white stone building behind the statue, purchased under Ataturk in 1936, served as the embassy of the Republic of Turkey until 1989. It is now the embassy’s official residence.

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

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
2. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (about 500 feet away); Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes (about 500 feet away); The Arts in Sheridan-Kalorama (about 700 feet away).
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Turkey's Ambassador's Residence image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2016
3. Turkey's Ambassador's Residence
This photo happened to be taken on the same day as the attempted coup against the Turkish President
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 17, 2016
4. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
2013 Statue by Jeff L. Hall
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 17, 2016
5. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
“Peace at Home”
“Peace in the World“
Nutuk<br>K. Atatürk image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 17, 2016
6. Nutuk
K. Atatürk
“The Speech”, book in Atatürk's hand.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5, 6. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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