The statue of Kemal Ataturk is the basic meeting point in Marmaris. Ataturk (1881-10/11/1938) was the founder of the Republic of Turkey and its first president. When I was there many people were protesting in front of the statue with national flags etc
As you face the statue you can then walk left to the Marina or right towards Icmeler.
In the marina you will see a huge statue of Ataturk who is regarded as Turkey's national hero, everywhere you go in Turkey you will see his picture hanging up on walls or depicted on statues. Ataturk was born in 1881 and died on 10th november 1938, his main reforms were
Introduced a constitution
Islam removed as the state religion
The Arabic alphabet was replaced
Woman obtained the right to vote
Introduced family surnames
Moved the capital from Istanbul yo Ankara
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk(1881 - 1938), the founder of the Turkish Republic and its first President.
As President for 15 years, until his death in 1938, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk introduced a broad range of swift and sweeping reforms - in the political, social, legal, economic, and cultural spheres - virtually unparalleled in any other country.
His achievements in Turkey are an enduring monument to Atatürk.
In the center of Marmaris you find the statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.The first president and the founder of the modern Turkish state.