REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Afyon - Başkomutan Historical National Park

Location: The Baskomutan (Chief Commander) Historical National Park is near the Afyon, Kutahya and Usak provinces of Western Anatolia.

Transportation:It can be reached via the Ankara - Izmir highway, Antalya - Afyon highway and Istanbul - Bursa - Eskisehir highway

Highlights: This park was established as a monument on behalf of war veterans who lost their lives in the War of Independence. The Turkish Liberation Attack, which began on 26 August 1922 and lasted three days, chased enemy troops and fought bloody battles in Kocatepe, before reaching Afyon. It was considered a great victory, under the command of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, which surprised the entire world.

Other interesting features of the park include the valleys, which have water all year round, the wildlife in this region, and the variety of rare plant species.
The main places of interest are the Kocatepe and Dumlupinar battlefields, which are in two separate sites, and martyrs’ tombs and the monuments.

Facilities: Camping is possible in the park.