Atatürk’s unpublished photos revealed
ANKARA - Doğan News AgencyCollector and businessman Muhammet Yüksel said his collection contained photos of Atatürk at a parade in front of the Turkish Parliament building. The photos are from after the period of Sakarya, Glory of Atatürk, and there are also unpublished photographs in the collection.
“After the Sakarya war of glory, Atatürk appears during the parade with the teachers and students walking on the streets just in front of the Parliament,” Yüksel said. “The photos show the period’s characteristic aspects. We can see without discriminating their own ethnic roots, everyone took part in the national defense.”
Yüksel has a total of 30,000 photographs of Atatürk, he said, and he also has 40,000 gramophone records, which the ministry archive does not have.
Yüksel has already informed the Culture Ministry of his collection and wants to give the archive to the state, he said.