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250000 Lira 1998, Turkey

in Krause book Number: 211
Years of issue: 16.03.1998
Edition: 346 491 000
Signatures: Governor: Gazi Ercel (10.04.1996 - 01.03.2001), Deputy Governor: Sukru Binay
Serie: Seventh Serie E7
Specimen of: 02.10.1992
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 158 x 76
Printer: Türkiye Cumhuriyet Merkez Bankası Banknot Matbaası, Ankara

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250000 Lira 1998




Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.


250000 Lira 1998

Mustafa Kemal AtaturkThe engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Mustafa Atatürk.

Mustafa 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.

Denomination in numeral is in lower left corner, centered in numeral and in words.


250000 Lira 1998

KizilkuleKızıl kule or Red Tower in Alanya.

This five-storey octagonal defence tower, measuring nearly 30 m. in diameter, more than 30m in height and with a central cistern within for water storage, looms over the harbour at the lower end of İskele Caddesi.

Constructed in 1226 by Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I (who also built the fortress), it was the first structure erected after the Armenian-controlled town surrendered to the sultan. There's a small ethnographic museum here and some 85 steps lead to a roof terrace with views of the harbour. To the south is the only Seljuk-built tersane (shipyard) remaining in Turkey. Considered as one of the most remarkable architectural structures in Alanya.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners, in words in lower right corner.


Withdrawn from circulation since 01.01.2006.