Atatürk ve Şerife Bacı Anıtı
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The monument is in the Cumhuriyet square in front of Kastamonu Governor's Office at .
Atatürk and Şerife BacıEdit
Şerife Bacı (literally Sister Şerife) (1900–1921) was a heroine in the Turkish War of Independence. She was a village woman from Seydiler, who took part in the arms transportation service. Any weapon or ammunition from İstanbul to İnebolu port (Kastamonu Province) had to be forwarded to Ankara by ox wagons (Turkish: kağnı). Since most of the men were drafted women were responsible in transportation. In 1921 December Şerife with her new born baby volunteered to drive a wagon in the convoy. But she froze to death in the harsh winder conditions. Later it was revealed that she had laid her own coat over the ammunition. Her baby was rescued.
In 1985 Kastamonu governor decided to erect a monument about Şerife Bacı. The monument was created by Professor Tankut Öktem (1940–2007) of the Marmara University in 1990. In 2005 the dais was renewed by using a basalt platform. The monument is actually a group of figures. These are Atatürk, Şerife Bacı, ox wagon and various soldiers.