Victory Monument, Ankara

The Victory Monument was erected in 1927 to commemorate the Turkish War of Independence.

The Victory Monument was erected in 1927 to commemorate the Turkish War of Independence. It consists of a bronze equestrian statue of Kemal Ataturk in military uniform on a marble pedestal inscribed with reliefs and quotations from Ataturk's speeches depicting the war fought against the Allied proxies and Ottoman Empire. At the base of the pedestal are statues of 2 soldiers and a peasant woman carrying a cannon on her shoulders, representing the unknown heroes who had selflessly served the country.















About Victory Monument

 Ulus Square, Anafartalar, 06050 Altındağ/Ankara, Turkey

Victory Monument and Nearby Sights on Map

PTT Stamp Museum

The Pul Muzesi or Stamp Museum at Turkish Telecom in Ankara displays a chronological collection of all the Ottoman and Turkish stamps circulated, from the first Tughra stamps of Sultan Abdülaziz of ‘The Sublime Ottoman Empire’ issued in 1863 up to present day prints

War of Independence Museum

The War of Independence Museum displays important military photographs, documents and furniture from the Turkish War of Independence against Allied proxies, which led to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey


Ulus is the heart of Ankara, a bustling area around a square with several historical sites such as the Monument of Republic, Ankara Palas and Statue of Victory

Arslanhane Mosque

The Aslanhane Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Turkey, dates back to 1290

Zincirli Mosque

The Zincirli Mosque in Ulus was built in 1685 and is a typical 17th century Turkish mosque, with a stone dado and brick walls

Roman Road of Ankara

The Roman Road of Ankara is an ancient Roman road which led to the Old Ulus Town Bazaar

Roman Bath

Excavated ruins of a typical Roman bath can be seen on Cankiri Street

Ankara Ataturk Sport Hall

Temple of Augustus and Rome

The remains of the Augusteum or Temple of Augustus and Rome can be seen here

Ankara Opera House

The Ankara Opera House, inaugurated in 1948, is the largest opera and ballet house in the city