US Embassy in Ankara's new home: Malcolm X Street

US Embassy in Ankara's new home: Malcolm X Street

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
US Embassy in Ankaras new home: Malcolm X Street

The relocated U.S. Embassy in Ankara will be situated along Malcolm X Street, which was given a new name on Nov. 29 in honor of the civil rights leader.

A new street sign bearing the name “Malcolm X Caddesi” (street) was placed along the street near the site of the future embassy in the capital's Çankaya district.

In October the Ankara city council unanimously accepted the name change honoring the U.S. Muslim leader and civil rights activist.

Malcolm X was born in 1925, and assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965 in New York City, after a relatively short life of immense struggle for the rights of black people.

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey, long located in the Kavaklıdere neighborhood, is due to move westward to Çukurambar, near the Eskişehir Highway.

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