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5 Lira, 1970 (1976)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Manavgat waterfall in Antalya

 

Manavgat Waterfall

Manavgat waterfall

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50 Lira, 1970 (1976)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Marble Fountain in Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

The Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign. It is now a museum.

 

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

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10 Lira, 1970 (1979)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Children presenting flowers to Atatürk

This note donated by Don Dungan, Izmir, Turkey

 

500 Lira, 1970 (1971)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Main Gate of Istanbul University

This note donated by Don Dungan, Izmir, Turkey

 

Istanbul University

Istanbul University

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5,000 Lira, 1970 (1985)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Seated Mevlana and Mevlana Museum in Konya

The Mevlâna museum is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.

 

Mevlana Museum

Mevlana Museum

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20,000 Lira, 1970 (1988)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: New Turkish Central Bank building in Ankara

 

Turkish Central Bank

Turkish Central Bank

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100,000 Lira, 1970 (1997)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Children presenting flowers to Atatürk

This note donated by Don Dungan, Izmir, Turkey

 

250,000 Lira, 1970 (1992)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Kizil Kule Fortress in Alanya

One of the most impressive elements of Alanya Castle is the Kizil Kule, or Red Tower. Commissioned in 1226 and standing 29 meters high, it served its purpose as a defensive measure to stop the harbor from sea-born attack.

This note donated by Don Dungan, Izmir, Turkey

 

Kizil Kule Fortress

Kizil kule Fortress

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500,000 Lira, 1970 (1998)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Aerial view of Canakkale Martyrs Memorial

The Çanakkale Martyrs' Memorial 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.

This note donated by Don Dungan, Izmir, Turkey

 

Canakkale Martyrs Memorial

Canakkale Martyrs Memorial

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1,000,000 Lira, 1970 (2002)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Atatürk dam in Sanliurfa

The Atatürk Dam, originally the Karababa Dam, renamed in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Completed in 1990, it provides both electricity and irrigation to the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey.

This note donated by Don Dungan, Izmir, Turkey

 

Atatürk dam

Atatürk dam

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5,000,000 Lira 1970 (1997)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Anitkabir building complex (mausoleum of Atatürk)

 

Atatürk Mausoleum

Atatürk Mausoleum

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10,000,000 Lira 1970 (1999)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: World map of 1513 by Piri Reis

 

20,000,000 Lira 1970 (2000)

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Front: Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), founder of modern Turkey

Back: Efes (Ephesus) ancient city

Ephesus (Efes in Turkish) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world.

 

Efes (Ephesus)

Efes (Ephesus)

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Turkey, located partially in Europe and partially in Asia between the Black and the Mediterranean seas, was the heart of the Ottoman Empire. After its decline, Turkey was ruled by sultanate until 1923 when it formally became a republic. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Turkey.

 

 

 

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