Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal

An equestrian statue placed as a token of friendship between Japan and Turkey. The statue was erected in 2010 to memorize the crash of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul on the rocks off O-shima Island during a typhoon in 1890 after visiting Yokohama to conduct talks between the rising Empire of Japan and the declining Ottoman Empire. Only 69 people out of a 603 crew survived. The event is still commemorated as a foundation stone of Japanese-Turkish friendship. The statue is the first equestrian statue of Atatürk outside Turkey and northern Cyprus.

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