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Museum of the War of Independence

This museum (Kurtuluş Savaşı Müzesi; Cumhuriyet Bulvarı; admission €1.10; 8.45am-12.15pm & 1.30- 5.15pm Tue-Sun) is where the republican grand national assembly held its early sessions up until 1925. Before it was Turkey’s first parliament, the building was the Ankara headquarters of the Committee of Union & Progress, the party of ‘Young Turks’ that overthrew Sultan AbdülHamit II in 1909 and attempted to bring democracy to the Ottoman Empire. Today you’ll see numerous photographs, documents and a throng of soldiers, here to learn about the campaigns. You can also see the chambers where delegates met.