Washington, USA – After the Azerbaijan-Armenia tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian non-governmental organizations held a protest in Washington. During the demonstrations, a group of American blacks guarded the bust of Ataturk in the Sheridan Circle.
On September 27, echoes of the tensions that erupted after Armenia attacked Azerbaijani positions and civilian settlements continued all over the world, while the US capital Washington D.C. it was the scene of interesting images.
Armenian NGOs protested against Turkey and Azerbaijan, while a group of black Americans protected the bust of Ataturk from possible attacks.
American artist Jeffrey L.A bronze statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, made by Hall, in 2013, in the capital, Washington, D.C. it was placed in front of the residence of the Turkish Embassy in the vicinity of the Sheridan Circle.
The building, from 1936 until 1989, served as the Embassy building in Turkey’s Washington, D.C.
The statue stands in front of a semicircular stone parapet where Atatürk’s words “Peace at Home, Peace in the World” are embroidered. In the statue, Atatürk is depicted in a three-piece suit, tie, pocket watch and wing-tipped shoes, reflecting the style of the 1930s. Atatürk’s left hand is his symbolic work ‘lecture’ describing the struggle for independence of the Republic of Turkey. A military medal stands out from the back of his right collar.
The Statue Is The 90th Anniversary Of The Turkish Republic. founding anniversary and Atatürk’s 75th anniversary it was inaugurated by the Atatürk Society of America (ASA) on November 10, 2013 in commemoration of his death anniversary. The installation was directed by Turkish-born American architect Nuray Anahtar.