Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument, Mexico City

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument (Spanish: Estatua de Mustafa Kemal Atatürk) is a monument located on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico's capital, Mexico City.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument
Estatua de Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument in Mexico City (August 2014)
Coordinates19°24′02″N 99°13′59″W / 19.40058°N 99.23302°W / 19.40058; -99.23302Coordinates: 19°24′02″N 99°13′59″W / 19.40058°N 99.23302°W / 19.40058; -99.23302
LocationPaseo de la Reforma
DesignerSəid Rüstəm
TypeMemorial
Length3.2 m
Opening date2003
Dedicated toMustafa Kemal Atatürk

DescriptionEdit

It consists of the depiction of the crescent and star on the Turkish flag with the statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and made of white marble. The statue of Atatürk is 3.2 m in length and weighing approximately 1.5 tonnes.

HistoryEdit

Although it was completed by Azerbaijani sculptor Səid Rüstəm in 2000 with the initiative of the Confederation of Employers' Unions of Turkey, the erection of the statue to the relevant region was delayed due to various reasons. Due to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, it was opened with a ceremony on 29 October 2003.[1][2] Labor and Social Security Minister Murat Başesgioğlu, National Defence Minister Vecdi Gönül, and State Minister Güldal Akşit also attended the ceremony from Turkey.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meksika'ya Ata heykeli". Milliyet. Ankara. 13 August 2003. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Çelik, Ahmet Erhan (30 October 2003). "Atatürk ve Zapata Mexico'da buluştu". Milliyet. Mexico City. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2020.