BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 A.M.) – Turkey is planning to restore their World War I base that was situated in the Afrin region of northwestern Aleppo, Ankara state-owned Anadolu News Agency reported on Saturday.
Known as the “Ataturk Base,” this military installation will be renovated and turned into a museum, the Hatay Province Governorate Erdal Ata stated on Saturday, as quoted by Anadolu.
“Our governor’s office will take action and renovate it. After restoration is complete, the building will serve as a history museum,” Ata told Anadolu Agency.
“Ghazi Mustafa Kemal used the mansion in 1918 during the Katme War. We took all the necessary steps and I hope it will be completed in a short period of time,” he continued.
“We will search for pictures, goods and documents for the time being and they will be exhibited in the museum,” he added.
The Syrian government has yet to comment on this move by Turkey; however, it will likely be met with opposition from Damascus.