Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 A.M.) – Turkey is planning to restore their World War I base that was situated in the Afrin region of northwestern Aleppo, Ankara state-owned Anadolu News Agency reported on Saturday.

Known as the “Ataturk Base,” this military installation will be renovated and turned into a museum, the Hatay Province Governorate Erdal Ata stated on Saturday, as quoted by Anadolu.

“Our governor’s office will take action and renovate it. After restoration is complete, the building will serve as a history museum,” Ata told Anadolu Agency.

“Ghazi Mustafa Kemal used the mansion in 1918 during the Katme War. We took all the necessary steps and I hope it will be completed in a short period of time,” he continued.

“We will search for pictures, goods and documents for the time being and they will be exhibited in the museum,” he added.

The Syrian government has yet to comment on this move by Turkey; however, it will likely be met with opposition from Damascus.

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sweet robert
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Of course they are. These nationalist have no problems removing the St. Nicholas statue in Turkey but think its OK to invade another country and plant their history.

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Not speaking about how they desecrated Cyprus historical heritage, including 3,000 year old archaeological sites and near 2,000 years old churches. The desecration of Hagia Sophia cathedral in Constantinople is a total shame that totally infuriates Orthodox Christians for centuries. It’s clear that the neo-Ottoman tendencies of the Turkish government have to be refrained promptly. Amusing fact : Erdogan’n’Co are Muslim Brotherhood puppets while… Atatürk was totally ATHEIST, cursed Islam any time he was told about, closed religious schools, etc etc etc… Ouch, seems that Mustefa Kemal was far wiser than the one looking like Gollum they have in Ankara… Read more »

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Someone please tell M Sultan Merdogan that his turdish forces will be transformed into fertilizer over the course of this year

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That’s pretty presumptuous of Turkey to take such decision : This area doesn’t belongs to Turkey. So is it for Constantinople and North-Cyprus.
Turkey go home!

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They won’t just go, I fear. And as Erdolf will soon be confronted with the consequences of his Nazi-style economics (“Autobahnen!”), he will take even more to Nazi-style “foreign policy” (brute force & war).
Slighty amusing, Himmler, in 1945, grew the genial idea that “perhaps we should somewhat recurr to diplomacy.” – As for now, not an option with “Merdogan”…

p. s.: was Himmler, like Kemal Pasha, a wiser man than Erdolf?

ziad
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this idiot truly thinks he is sultan ottoman emperor,,let him build it then the saa will roll over it

Palestinian in USA
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All hostile foreign forces must be forced out of Syria quickly. Every square inch of Syria must be fully cleaned out and liberated. God bless the courageous Syrian and Russian military forces !!