Utku Monument

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Utku Monument

It is the monument to the victory of the Great Salvation and the liberation of the city from the Greek occupation. It was opened on 24 March 1936 by the prime minister of the time, İsmet İnönü. The base of the monument consists of a large and cubic rock. On the pedestal are two statues of naked men made of bronze. Standing from these statues, the enemy has taken the feet of the Turks; The underlying feet symbolize enemies invading Turkey. According to one comment, the standing figure is the Turkish power that attacks for full independence; and the figure on the ground represents imperialism defeated by Turkish power. The statue in the foot is likened to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk with both the similarity of his face and the role he represents. There are bronze reliefs around the base of the statue. In the reliefs around the base, there is a portrait of Atatürk from the left profile on the front side, the kiss of the people who survived the banner of the Turkish soldier on the back, the left side of Atatürk, İsmet İnönü, Fevzi Çakmak on the map, the Commander of the Commander-in-Chief battle plan. a bayonet attack. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who examined the monument during his visit to Afyonkarahisar on November 6, 1937, said about the monument as anıt the monument that best describes the great utmost passion ut. The Great Utku Monument is the most important symbol of the city together with Afyonkarahisar Castle which is seen from the front.

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