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Anitkabir is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independenceand the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.

The mausoleum looks a lot like the Parthenon in Athens, with tall columns at its entrance. As the video illustrates, there were moments when horns blasted over the speakers and all of the visitors stopped to pay tribute to the Father of Turkey.

The site is also the final resting place of İsmet İnönü, the second President of Turkey, who was interred there after he died in 1973. His tomb faces the Atatürk Mausoleum, on the opposite side of the Ceremonial Ground.

It’s hard to not be impressed by this extravagant memorial. On the 69th anniversary of his death, over milion people visited the mausoleum to pay respect to the Father of Modern Turkey.

Think about that for a moment!