Girl with down syndrome portraits Atatürk with pebbles

Girl with down syndrome portraits Atatürk with pebbles

ANTALYA-Anadolu Agency
Girl with down syndrome portraits Atatürk with pebbles

A girl with a down syndrome used pebbles to create the portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic, in Antalya, a Mediterranean resort city of Turkey.

Hatice Yılmaz, attending a school for students with down syndrome in the Demre town, collected 4,500 pebbles to create the portrait.

She later gave the framed work to Kumluca district Mayor Mustafa Köleoğlu as a gift.

"I designed the portrait with black and white pebbles. I put great effort on it, it was rather difficult, but I achieved it with the support of my teachers. I'm so happy," Yılmaz told Anadolu Agency.

Appreciating the effort on the gift, Köleoğlu said it was a valuable gift for him.

Turkey, Atatürk, portrait