Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument, Baku

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument (Azerbaijani: Mustafa Kamal Atatürkün heykəli) is a statue of former Turkish president Kemal Atatürk, located in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument
Mustafa Kamal Atatürkün heykəli
Atatürkün Bakıdakı heykəli - panoramio.jpg
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument in Baku (September 2012)
Coordinates40°23′22″N 49°50′12″E / 40.38945°N 49.83674°E / 40.38945; 49.83674Coordinates: 40°23′22″N 49°50′12″E / 40.38945°N 49.83674°E / 40.38945; 49.83674
LocationBaku, Azerbaijan
DesignerÖmər Eldarov
TypeMemorial
Length10 m
Opening date2010
Dedicated toMustafa Kemal Atatürk

DescriptionEdit

The sculptor of the statue is People's Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Rector of the Azerbaijan Academy of Arts Ömər Eldarov.[1]

HistoryEdit

The monument was opened on 17 May 2010 in a park on the intersection of Səməd Vurğun and Bakıxanov streets in front of the Turkish Embassy in Nasimi district of Baku.[2] Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva, then Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan attended the opening ceremony. A guard of honor was lined up in the park decorated with the national flags of Azerbaijan and Turkey.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eldarov Ömər Həsən oğlu". Archived from the original on 2020-02-22. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Bakıda Türkiyə Respublikasının banisi Mustafa Kamal Atatürkün abidəsi açılmışdır". 18 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2019-05-24. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Bakıda Türkiyə Cümhuriyyətinin qurucusu Mustafa Kamal Atatürkün abidəsi açılmışdır". 17 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2019-05-24. Retrieved 30 May 2020.