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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