Mehmet Akif Ersoy House

Ankara, Turkey

Mehmet Akif Ersoy House


The Mehmet Akif Ersoy Literature Museum Library (Turkish: Mehmet Akif Ersoy Edebiyat M├╝ze K├╝t├╝phanesi) is a literary museum and archive dedicated to Turkish literature and named after the poet Mehmet ├ékif Ersoy (1873ÔÇô1936), the Turkish poet of the Turkish National Anthem. Located in Ankara, Turkey, the museum was established by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and opened on March 12, 2011, the 90th anniversary of the adoption the national anthem.

The museum is housed in a two-storey building, which reflects the typical architecture of old Ankara houses. The building, restored for this purpose, is located in Hamam├Ân├╝ neighborhood Alt─▒nda─č district. The library accommodates around 7,000 books and 100 periodicals, including the works of Ersoy and books written about him. The archive is dedicated to well-known authors native to Ankara and surrounding places. Books about Mustafa Kemal Atat├╝rk (1881ÔÇô1938), the Gallipoli Campaign (1915ÔÇô1916) and the War of Independence (1919ÔÇô1923) are also part of the collection.

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