The house at the corner of Apostolou Pavlou and Agiou Dimitriou Street in Thessaloniki, where Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - the founder of modern Turkey - was born in 1881 has been declared a historical monument following a unanimous decision by the ministry of culture Central Council for Contemporary Monuments, was announced on Friday. In 1935, the Thessaloniki City Council gave the house to the Turkish state, which decided to convert it into a museum dedicated to Ataturk.
The three-floor building, dating back to 1870, was repaired in 1981 and repainted in its original pink color. Most of the furniture is authentic and any missing items were replaced with furniture from Kemal’s mausoleum and
Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul.
Photographs on display reflect different periods of Ataturk’s life.