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Sculpture of Turkan Saylan

By nonur  
The statue created by Ayse Aytac Kati was erected at the back of a pond in a park in Antalya as a tribute to Turkan Saylan.

Turkan Saylan was born in Istanbul in 1935. She was graduated from Istanbul University's medical faculty in 1963.
She specialised in dermatological and veneral diseases and also took further training in Britain with a scholarship from teh British Culture Delegation. She became a professor in 1977.
She started working on leprosy in 1976, founding the Foundation for Fighting against Leprosy in 1976.
She formed the Istanbul medical faculty leprosy research and implementation centre, of which she was director between 1981 and 2001.
In 1989, she was founder of a charitable foundation called "Association for the Support of Contemporary Living" and served as its president for a long time. The association enabled many children and young people to access education.
She was a member of the Council for Higher Education from 2001 to 2007, and a member of the Prime Ministerial Human Rights Advisory Board and the Istanbul Province Human Rights Board from 2003 to 2004.

She was the recipient of many national and international awards, one of them the Gandhi award for her work on leprosy. (EÖ/AG)

Thank you all for the kind appreciation of my previous upload! I am grateful to Colleen (ColleenA) and Kate (Irishkate) for their much appreciated user awards.

Tags: Photo journalism Statue Black and white Portraits and people Turkan Saylan

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 10:44AM
Clearly a fascinating and dedicated person!
For once I think I prefer the colour version (V2) which seems to have a touch more depth. But I might change my mind later Smile

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
18 Jul 2014 11:18AM
A true heroine ...colour for me too Smile
A great story and a superb image I love it

18 Jul 2014 12:03PM
Very interesting and photo is rather different leaves a lot to be looked at.Grin
18 Jul 2014 12:04PM
An interesting narrative and image of a truly remarkable lady, Nezih!

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
18 Jul 2014 12:17PM
A very interesting sculpture of this compassionate and dedicated lady. She was a force to be reckoned with.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 12:32PM
I'll go with colour... This is a remarkable work, a very humane, engaging, warm character growing out of the cold hard stone.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 12:54PM
An amazing woman who took on challenges other would avoid.
Deserving of this lasting tribute.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
9 10 10 England
18 Jul 2014 1:19PM
What an inspiration she must have been to all who knew her and well deserving of this work of art. I prefer the V2 offering.
18 Jul 2014 1:45PM
A wonderful woman and a true inspiration to all . V2 for me today too, the colour just adds something more to the shot.
Hope you are well my friend.
Best wishes Patty GrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Jul 2014 1:48PM

Quote:An amazing woman who took on challenges other would avoid.
Deserving of this lasting tribute.

Well put by Kate, and I'm with the mono group today Smile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jul 2014 2:16PM
This is a great tribute for this very accomplished woman! Very impressive, both the lady and the sculpture!
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
18 Jul 2014 2:50PM
What a special lady she was...a great narrative...I like both versions
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 3:51PM
Colour for me, not just because it is colour but because it has more intensity and depth.

How wonderful to see a remarkable woman celebrated in a sculpture. Sadly we don't see that much in the UK.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 3:52PM
A great sculpture of a very dedicated lady Nezih. Thanks for sharing.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 4:19PM
Excellent captures of the statue of this remarkable woman, Nezih. I think I prefer V1, just.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 4:22PM
Amazing human being.Smile
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
18 Jul 2014 6:03PM
Remarkable woman and a fitting tribute to her, very well captured and presented Nezih.
Excellent work.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 6:25PM
V 2 for a vote
And what an interesting write up
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2014 11:15PM
Excellent shot and great write up Nezih
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Jul 2014 2:16AM
A woman very deserving of this statue. Colour for me too.
Great captures; both versions are beautiful.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2014 11:57AM
Great capture Nezih, a great write upSmile

gss 4 1 Romania
21 Jul 2014 10:56AM
A person who deserves to have a statue! Thanks for the necessary information!

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