The Mausoleum of Atatürk is placed in the Peace Park, which is created with saplings from several foreign countries and from several regions of Turkey, that is inspired from the epigram of Atatürk: “Peace at home, peace in the world”. Its built in a mixture of styles, which partially recalls Hittite and ancient Anatolian architecture. His body, however, is not kept in the stone catafalque on display to visitors, but is buried in a chamber far below.
Within the complex, the Anıtkabir Atatürk Museum contains such personal items and artefacts as Atatürk’s library, uniforms and even some of his visiting cards. Vehicles used by the great man are parked outside. On the opposide side of the square is the tomb of Atatürk’s deputy and comrade-in-arms, Ismet Inönü, who later became Turkey’s second President.