Taşucu Atatürk Museum

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Taşucu Atatürk Museum
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Taşucu Atatürk Museum
Taşucu Atatürk Museum is located in Turkey
Taşucu Atatürk Museum
Taşucu Atatürk Museum
Established2005; 14 years ago (2005)
LocationReşadiye mah. Silifke,
Mersin Province, Turkey
Coordinates36°19′04″N 33°53′04″E / 36.31778°N 33.88444°E / 36.31778; 33.88444Coordinates: 36°19′04″N 33°53′04″E / 36.31778°N 33.88444°E / 36.31778; 33.88444
TypeMemorial house

Taşucu Atatürk Museum is a museum in Turkey.

The museum is in Taşucu town of Silifke ilçe (district), Mersin Province at 36°19′04″N 33°53′04″E / 36.31778°N 33.88444°E / 36.31778; 33.88444. Atatürk (1881–1938), the founder of modern Turkey was fond of Taşucu and visited the town four times:28 January 1925,12 May 1926,11 February 1931 and 20 February 1935. During these visits he likened Taşucu to Thessaloniki, Greece in which he spent his chilhood. In 2000s Taşucu municipality decided to built a replica of his house in Thessaloniki as a memorial house. Thus this house unlike most other Atatürk memorial houses in Turkey is not a house in which Atatürk actually stayed.

The building was opened to visits on 12 May 2005 after a ceremony in which Rauf Denktaş the leader of Turkish Cypriots attended.

The ground area of the three storey wooden house is 100 square metres (1,100 sq ft). The area including the yard is 1,540 square metres (16,600 sq ft).[1]

In the ground floor, Atatürk's life in chronological order is exhibited by panels. In the upper floor there are three rooms; a kitchen,a library and a guest room with prayer facility. In the uppermost floor there are two rooms; a room of Zübeyde Hanım (Atatürk's mother) and the workroom of Atatürk. The bathroom and the balcony are also in this floor.[2]

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  1. ^ Taşucu page (in Turkish)
  2. ^ Mersin Ören Yerleri Kaleleri Müzeleri, İstanbul, 2009, ISBN 978 605 4196 07 4, p.247