Thursday, November 10, 2005
On 10 November 2005 Madame Tussaud's unveiled their new Atatürk waxwork model. The previous model was not well received and this replacement sponsored by Koc Holding from Turkey was warmly welcomed by those present. Head scultpor Steve Swales and his team had executed a superb job.
Head sculptor Steve Swales with NPP's Ataturk's Eyes T-shirt.
The new waxwork model.
The old sub-standard waxwork model for comparison.
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005
National Sovereignty and Children's Day in Turkey is a unique event. The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, dedicated April 23 to the children of the country to emphasize that they are the future of the new nation. It was on April 23, 1920, during the War of Independence, that the Grand National Assembly met in Ankara and laid down the foundations of a new, independent, secular, and modern republic from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. Ataturk entrusted the future protection of this sovereignty and independence to the hands of the youth. The importance of April 23 as a special day for children has been recognized by the international community. UNICEF recognizes this important day as the International Children's Day.
> NPP were invited to join children from 52 countries at Maltepe University and create a wall mural within the school premises. This is what happened......