Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Museum
Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Evi Kültür Müzesi
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Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Museum (Turkish: Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı Evi Kültür Müzesi) is a historic house museum dedicated to Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı in Diyarbakır, Turkey.
The museum building was the house, where Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı (1910–1956), a well known poet, was born in. The building was constructed in 1733. It is a two-story house. The construction material is basalt stone. The building is composed of four symmetrical sections around a square courtyard. These parts are traditional living quarters in different seasons; north in summer, east in spring, south in winter and west in autumn. There are 14 rooms in the building. Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı was born in the biggest room, so called "başoda" (literally: main room), in the summer section.
The 152 exhibited items are the personal belongings of Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı and his family members.
- Ahmet Arif Literature Museum Library, a literary museum and archive dedicated to Turkish literature,
- Ziya Gökalp Museum, another historic house museum dedicated to Ziya Gökalp, a leader of the Turkish nationalist movement.
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