Ulucanlar Prison Museum Map And Location

Information About Ulucanlar Prison Museum


         Ankara Central Closed Penitentiary and Detention Center or Ulucanlar Prison is a prison that operated in the Ulucanlar district of Altındağ district of Ankara between 1925 and 2006. The project of converting Ulucanlar Prison, which has an important place in Turkish political and literary life, to the museum and culture and art center has been given to Altındağ Municipality. The restoration works initiated in 2009 were completed in 2010.


          The prison, which was built in 1923 to serve as a military depot, started to be used as a prison in 1925 with renovations.

          One of the leading names of the 68 generation, Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan, were executed on 6 May 1972 under the poplar tree in the prison courtyard. The first executions of the 1980 Revolution took place in the night of 8 October, when the right-wing Necdet Adalı and Mustafa Pehlivanoğlu, the right-wing man, were executed. The death penalty given to Erdal Eren on 13 December 1980 was executed here.

          Cüneyt Arcayürek in prison, Mahmut Alınak, Fakir Baykurt, Hatip Dicle, Orhan Doğan, Bülent Ecevit, Yılmaz Güney, Nâzım Hikmet, Yaşar Kemal, Yavuz Öbekci, Selim Sadak, Sırrı Sakık, Kemal Tahir, Metin Toker, Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu and Leyla Zana. there were many famous prisoners and prisoners.

          During the Operation Return to Life, launched on September 29, 1999, 10 people were killed and 100 were injured in prison.

          The Ulucanlar Prison was closed on 1 July 2006. Then it was restored and converted into a museum.


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