This is on the university grounds, and is a memorial to the Ersoy who wrote the Turkish National Anthem back in the 1930's. And yes, my friend Kadir's last name is Ersoy...
Here is the well-preserved house of the elder Ersoy:
Here is the front of the Turkish Ethnographic Museum, which also served Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey, as a mausoleum for a decade while his (final) resting place was being constructed.
Another view, showing the statue:
Ankara in the smog. Note Kocatepe, center/right.
And another shot...note the Ankara castle (from the other section of this website) on top of the hill. See how everything ties together? Scary, huh?
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