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Halet, who was also successful in the exam of the Institute of Maturation, won a scholarship from the USA and France at the same time. When her family refused the scholarship to America due to the distance, Halet went to France, "Sorbonne University" to continue her education. There she began her archeology education, which would last three years. She learned Hittite and ancient Hebrew languages at the Sorbonne, where it was not difficult to get used to. During this time, a surprise awaited Halet, who spent her spare time on horseback riding and fencing.


At the request of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who wanted and personally encouraged female athletes to participate in the 1936 Berlin Olympics; together with Halet Çambel, Suat Fetgeri Aşeni, they became the first Turkish women and the first Muslim athletes to participate in the Olympics. Seeing the 1936 Olympics as an opportunity to introduce the Nazi power to the world, Hitler's attention was drawn to the fact that a Turkish female athlete won a gold medal. Wanting to meet this athlete without wasting time, Hitler invited Halet Çambel to his presence with an official invitation, but Halet Çambel resolutely rejected this irrefutable invitation of Hitler, who drew the reaction of the whole world with his politics and political views. Relying only on the love of the republic and Atatürk in her, Halet Çambel took a role in Hitler's departure from the stadium and showed the whole world the mission of the republican woman.

When she returned home, she saw that her father, Hasan Cemil Çambel, had been appointed head of the Turkish Historical Society. This was good news. At that time, it was very important to research Turkish history and to have more information about Hittite civilization. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was personally interested in this issue. With the encouragement of her father, she started as an intern at Dr Kurt Brittel's Alacahöyük excavation. This was her first field experience. Halet Çambel, who participated in studies in this field for a while, went back to the Sorbonne to do her doctorate. As soon as she completed her doctorate, she returned to Turkey to participate in the excavations of the Yazilikaya/Midas city, which the French Archaeological Institute's conducted under the direction of Dr Emilie Haspels. By personally taking part in this important work in the history of Turkish archeology, she was laying the foundation for her future work.

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