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7. Alanya Atatürk House Museum

 

Alanya Atatürk House Museum is in the house where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Father of the Turks), the first President of the Turkish Republic stayed in 1935. 

 

History

  • Alanya  was known as Alaiye until after Atatürk’s visit on 18 February 1935. 
  • It is said that Atatürk received a mis-spelled telegram message from Alaiye whilst on  holiday in 1933, and subsequently decided that Alanya was a better name. 
  • The 3 storey Ottoman house was left, as a museum, to the Ministry of Culture, by the owner, Rifat Azakoğlu.
  • The museum opened to the public in 1986.

  

Key Facts

  • Located in Central Alanya, near to the bazaar.
  • 1st floor exhibits: photographs; historical documents; a telegram sent by Atatürk to the people of Alanya; some of the President’s personal belongings.
  • Top floor exhibits: period furniture, showing how a wealthy Alanya family lived in the 1930s.
  • Admission: free of charge.
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Shorex: ideal as part of a walking tour of Alanya.

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