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20000 Lira 1995, Turkey

in Krause book Number: 202
Years of issue: 1995
Signatures: Governor: Ş. Yaman Törüner, Deputy Governor: Nedim Usta
Serie: Seventh Serie E7
Specimen of: 09.05.1988
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 152 x 76
Printer: Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası Banknot Matbaası, Ankara

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20000 Lira 1995



20000 Lirasi 1995Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.


20000 Lira 1995

20000 Lirasi 1995Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 - 10 November 1938) was a Turkish army officer, reformist statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, Atatürk (meaning "Father of the Turks"), was granted to him in 1934 and forbidden to any other person by the Turkish parliament.

Atatürk was a military officer during World War I. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led the Turkish National Movement in the Turkish War of Independence. Having established a provisional government in Ankara, he defeated the forces sent by the Allies. His military campaigns led to victory in the Turkish War of Independence. Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern and secular nation-state. Under his leadership, thousands of new schools were built, primary education was made free and compulsory, and women were given equal civil and political rights, while the burden of taxation on peasants was reduced. The principles of Atatürk's reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism.

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20000 Lira 1995

20000 Lirasi 1995Ankara Central Bank Headquarters Building (Ankara Merkez Bankası Genel Müdürlük Binası).

The building was built in 1973. The height is 70 meters. It consists of 16 floors. It is located at: Ýstiklal Cad.10, 06100, Ankara.

In the near future, the headquarters of the central bank of Turkey will be transferred to Istanbul.

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Withdrawn from circulation since 09.09.1997.