Namık Kemal House

Museum in Tekirdağ

A house museum celebrating Tekirdağ's most famous son, Namık Kemal (1840–88). A nationalist poet, journalist and social reformer, Kemal had a strong influence on Atatürk, who called him 'the father of my ideas'. Exhibits in the 19th-century timber and stone house include photographs of Kemal, Atatürk and old Tekirdağ. You'll find it close to the Tekirdağ Valiliği (Governor's Office).