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RARE WWI Turkish General Hat served under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk or Kemal Pasha

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A very rare and almost never encountered Turkish General hat, called a papakha. This example is made from sheepskin and displays the Turkish army crescent. This is exactly the type of hat that Ataturk was commonly pictured wearing and displays the same level of quality.  There is some loss of sheepskin now and the condition is fragile, however it would look very fine on a mannequin of a Turkish WWI officer.

"I learned about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk from someone who knows him very well. As I was speaking to the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Soviet Union, Litvinov, he told me that the most valuable and interesting leader in the world does not live in Europe but beyond the Straits in Ankara and that he was the President of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

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