September 12, 2006

Ataturk Appears As Hillside Apparition In Ardahan...

In the Ardahan province of eastern Anatolia, near the village of Karadag, a certain silhouette appears on a local hillside every evening from mid-June to mid-July just before sunset. Local residents believe that it the profile of Mustafa Kemal Pasha, the first president of the modern Turkish Republic.

To commemorate the strange phenomenon the villagers hold a festival where they make "merry" under Ataturk's watchful gaze.

( Medz Mher: We thank the Turkish Torque Blog for these photos. If readers see someone other than Ataturk on the hillside we encourage you to send us your nominees.)


At September 13, 2006, Blogger Esoteric said...

Someone needs to go out there and disturb those hills. TNT, artillery, archaeological dig! Whatever!

Better yet, let's throw the inhabitants out and say it was Andranik's silhouette all along.

At September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please's only a passing shadow.Let's retain some perspective on the matter. Actually reminds me more of Arno Babajanyan.

At September 13, 2006, Blogger Esoteric said...

Arno Babajanyan it is! Gather the general staff! Ready the war room!


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