Turkish State Cemetery

Graveyard in Turkey

39°56′13″N 32°48′26″E / 39.93694°N 32.80722°E / 39.93694; 32.80722

Turkish State Cemetery
the symbul of the cemetery
TypePublic and Military
Owned byMinistry of National Defence (Turkey)
WebsiteTurkish State Cemetery official website
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The Turkish State Cemetery is the national cemetery of Turkey. It is in the capital, Ankara. The Turkish government made a law to create a national cemetery in a historic memorial park. It opened in 1988. The bodies of Turkish soldiers were moved here. Also, the bodies of some members of the Turkish government who had died were moved here.

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1 Mareşal (Field marshal), 11 Birinci Feriks, 14 Feriks, 20 Mirlivas, 14 Miralay (Colonel)s and 1 Kaymakam (Lieutenant Colonel), who were selected from companion-in-arms of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the Turkish War of Independence, in total 61 commanders rest here. But tombs of 11 commanders are empty and only symbolic monument.

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Sculptures of Turkish history in the memorial park

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