Republic Monument, Taksim Sq.

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National Heroes

Here they are, the heroes of the Turkish War of Independence and founders of the Turkish Republic.

In the forefront is Kemal Atatürk, military genius, statesman, generalissimo of the Republican armies during the War of Independence and first president of the Turkish Republic.

To the left is General İsmet İnönü, his comrade-in-arms, second in command, and second president of the republic.

To the right is General Fevzi Çakmak, and behind them are other leaders and figures representing the Turkish people.

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