Information About Kocatepe Monument
Kocatepe is the place where the Great Offensive, which ensured the liberation of Anatolia and the Turkish Nation, was started on August 26, 1922 by Commander-in-Chief Mustafa Kemal. It is a hill dominating Afyon and Sincanlı plains due to its geographical structure. It is within the borders of Büyük Kalecik town of Afyonkarahisar and 20 km. Away.
Commander-in-Chief Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his friends came to Kocatepe on the evening of 25 August 1922 and launched the Great Offensive on the morning of 26 August. He led the first phase of the Great Offensive personally from the headquarters established there and the trench that is still present. The Commander-in-Chief left Kocatepe at noon on 27 August 1922. One of the cornerstones of the National Struggle, Kocatepe was built in 1953 by the Ministry of Defense as a monument made of cut stone and a marble inscription with flower relief was placed on it. In 1993, the Atatürk Monument and landscaping were made by the Ministry of Culture and opened to visitors. Kocatepe Monument, weighing 4 tons, is made of bronze and has a height of 7.5 meters with its base.
Great Offensive Martyrdom and Monument to Commander-in-Chief Mustafa Kemal
It was built on the hill at the junction of İzmir-Afyon-Antalya highway in order to survive the martyrs of the officers and Mehmetçik who died in the Great Offensive which started in Afyon Kocatepe on the morning of 26 August 1922 and ended in İzmir on 9 September 1922 and saved the Turkish homeland from the Greek occupation. Martyrdom; fountain, prayer, parking, cemetery sections. The name of the cemetery was 100 officers and 400 soldiers. Sculptor The sculpture and sculpture of Metin Yurdanur, depicting Atatürk in Kocatepe by Tankut Öktem, adorn the martyrdom.
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