Thursday, June 21, 2012

the interior

 The last day of the Nelson's visit was spent touring the interior by car.
In Kariova we came across a carpet store. The owner (Ahmet Cetok) was a third generation descendent from Ataturk.

The Nelson's bought this rug.
On the wall behind them are five generations from Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 to 1938). He was the founder of present day Turkey. After he defeated the Ottoman Empire in the first world war he became leader of the Turkish national movement in the Turkish war of independent.  and became the first president of Turkey. He is credited with transforming Turkey into a modern, westernized nation.

What are the chances of running into a descendant of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk .!?!? 

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