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By Christopher S, Dr Wilson

There were 5 varied settings that at one time or one other have contained the lifeless physique of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, organizer of the Turkish conflict of Independence (1919-1923) and primary president of the Republic of Turkey. Narrating the tale of those various architectural structures - the bed room in Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, the place he died; a short lived catafalque during this similar palace; his funeral level in Turkey's new capital Ankara; a short lived tomb within the Ankara Ethnographic Museum and his everlasting and huge mausoleum in Ankara, recognized in Turkish as "Anıtkabir" (Memorial Tomb) - this publication additionally describes and translates the circulate of Ataturk's physique in the course of the towns of Istanbul and Ankara and in addition the kingdom of Turkey to arrive those destinations.

The publication examines how most of these destinations - unintentional, designed, transitority, everlasting - has contributed in its personal technique to the development of a Turkish nationwide reminiscence approximately Ataturk.   finally, the 2 everlasting structures - the Dolmabahçe Palace bed room and Anıtkabir - have replaced in lots of methods on account that their first visual appeal in an effort to keep this nationwide reminiscence. those alterations are uncovered to bare a dynamic, instead of boring, effect of funerary architecture.

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