200 Turkish Lira banknote 2013 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Turkey Currency 200 Turkish Lira banknote 2013 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Turkey Banknotes 200 Turkish Lira note 2013 Yunus Emre
Two Hundred Turkish Lira
Currency of Turkey 200 Turkish Lira banknote 2013 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası - Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

Obverse side of the 200 Turkish lira is showing a portrait of President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) and the crescent moon and star from Turkish flag.
Reverse side of the 200 Turkish lira is showing the portrait of Yunus Emre. He lived between 1238 - 1320. He was a Sufi folk poet, renowned as a pioneer of Turkish poetry in Anatolia, you will see also in this banknote Yunus Emre's mausoleum, a rose motif used in his verses, a dove symbolizing peace and brotherhood, pigeon and the line "Sevelim, Sevilelim" (Let us love, let us be loved) verse that best emphasizes his philosophy.

Signatures Doç.Dr. Erdem BAŞÇI, Doç.Dr. Mehmet YÖRÜKOĞLU
Dimensions 72x160 mm
Dominant colour:
Front colour Violet
Back colour Violet
Issue date: 08.04.2013

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 (conventional) – 10 November 1938) was a Turkish army officer, reformist statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk (meaning "Father of the Turks"), was granted to him in 1934 and forbidden to any other person by the Turkish parliament.
Atatürk was a military officer during World War I. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led the Turkish National Movement in the Turkish War of Independence. Having established a provisional government in Ankara, he defeated the forces sent by the Allies. His military campaigns led to victory in the Turkish War of Independence. Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern and secular nation-state. Under his leadership, thousands of new schools were built, primary education was made free and compulsory, and women were given equal civil and political rights, while the burden of taxation on peasants was reduced. His government also carried out an extensive policy of Turkification. The principles of Atatürk's reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism.

Yunus Emre
Yunus Emre (1240–1320) was a Turkish poet and Sufi mystic. He has exercised immense influence on Turkish literature, from his own day until the present. Because Yunus Emre is, after Ahmet Yesevi and Sultan Walad, one of the first known poets to have composed works in the spoken Turkish of his own age and region rather than in Persian or Arabic, his diction remains very close to the popular speech of his contemporaries in Central and Western Anatolia. This is also the language of a number of anonymous folk-poets, folk-songs, fairy tales, riddles (tekerlemeler), and proverbs. Like the Oghuz Book of Dede Korkut, an older and anonymous Central Asian epic, the Turkish folklore that inspired Yunus Emre in his occasional use of tekerlemeler as a poetic device had been handed down orally to him and his contemporaries. This strictly oral tradition continued for a long while. Following the Mongolian invasion of Anatolia facilitated by the Sultanate of Rûm's defeat at the 1243 Battle of Köse Dağ, Islamic mystic literature thrived in Anatolia, and Yunus Emre became one of its most distinguished poets. Poems of Sultan Yunus Emre — despite being fairly simple on the surface — evidence his skill in describing quite abstruse mystical concepts in a clear way. He remains a popular figure in a number of countries, stretching from Azerbaijan to the Balkans, with seven different and widely dispersed localities disputing the privilege of having his tomb within their boundaries. His poems, written in the tradition of Anatolian folk poetry, mainly concern divine love as well as human destiny.