500000 Turkish Lira Note

Turkey Banknotes 500000 Turkish Lira note "Türk Lirasi" 1997 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
500000 Turkish Lira
500000 Turkish Lira Note Monument of Canakkale Martyrs
Five Hundred Thousand Turkish Lira
Banknotes of Turkey 500000 Turkish Lira "Türk Lirasi" note 1997 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası - Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

Obverse: A portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 – 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.
Reverse: A panoramic view of the Monument of Canakkale Martyrs

Quantity printed TL.217.869.000.000.000
Place where printed Banknote Printing Plant
Issue date 10.10.1997
Date of withdrawal 1.1.2006
End of legal replacement 31.12.2015
End of redemption period 31.12.2015
Date of loss of value 1.1.2016
Signatures Gazi ERÇEL, Aydın ESEN
Dimensions 76x160 mm
Dominant colour
Front colour Purple
Back colour Purple

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Monument of Canakkale Martyrs
The Çanakkale Martyrs' Memorial (Turkish: Çanakkale Şehitleri Anıtı) is a war memorial commemorating the service of about 253,000 Turkish soldiers who participated at the Battle of Gallipoli, which took place from April 1915 to December 1915 during the First World War. It is located within the Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park on Hisarlık Hill in Morto Bay at the southern end of the Gallipoli peninsula in Çanakkale Province, Turkey.
The memorial was depicted on the reverse of the Turkish 500,000 lira banknotes of 1993-2005.
   For the erection of a memorial in Gallipoli, an architectural contest was opened in 1944. The design by architects Doğan Erginbaş, Ismail Utkular and civil engineer Ertuğrul Barla won the official contest. Construction of the monument was decided in 1952, and the ground stone was laid on 19 April 1954. Financial problems caused interruption of the construction works several times. The main structure was completed on 15 March 1958. In the meantime, the Turkish daily Milliyet started a countrywide financial support campaign, and the memorial was officially opened on 21 August 1960.
   The 41.70 m (137 ft) high monument is in the form of four square columns 7.5 m (25 ft) wide with 10 m (33 ft) space between each other, topped by a concrete slab of 25 by 25 m (82 by 82 ft). The huge structure is well visible during passage through the Dardanelles.
   The museum underneath the monument was opened later and the bas-reliefs on the columns were completed afterwards. Situated to the north of the memorial, a war cemetery holding the remains of 600 Turkish soldiers was established in 1992.
   Posted at the site, an inscription with verses from Turkish national anthem by Mehmet Akif Ersoy, reminds the visitors:

Do not ignore the ground on which you have walked,
It is not ordinary soil.
Reflect on the thousands of people, who lie beneath
Without a shroud.
You are the son of a martyr –
Do not hurt your ancestor,
Do not give away this beautiful motherland,
Even if you have the whole world.