"Cemetery for the Turkish soldiers" Gallipoli Things to Do Tip by al2401

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  Memorial cemetery to the 57th Regiment
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  • Memorial cemetery to the 57th Regiment - Gallipoli
      Memorial cemetery to the 57th Regiment
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  • Memorial cemetery to the 57th Regiment - Gallipoli
      Memorial cemetery to the 57th Regiment
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  • Dedication to the fallen  - Mustafa Kemal Attaturk - Gallipoli
      Dedication to the fallen - Mustafa Kemal Attaturk
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  • Statue of Veteran and grand-daughter - Gallipoli
      Statue of Veteran and grand-daughter
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  • Dedication by Gen Will'm Birdwood - ANZAC forces - Gallipoli
      Dedication by Gen Will'm Birdwood - ANZAC forces
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GallipoliMustafa Kemal issued this order, "I do not expect you to attack, I order you to die! In the time which passes until we die, other troops and commanders can take your place!". The 57th Infantry Regiment Ottaman Empire was completely wiped out

The Memorial Park is Turkish symbolic cemetery, with plaques bearing names of soldiers of 57th Regiment who lost hteir lives defending their homeland during the Gallipoli campaign. It was built in 1992 and contains, as well as the war graves, two statues. One of a Turkish soldier and the other of the oldest Turkish Gallipoli veteran with his grand-daughter. He died in 1994 at the age of 108 years.

At the entrance of the cemetery are various plaques. One shows a dedication to the sacrifice of the 57th regiment by the commander Mustafa Kemal Attaturk; another tells a tribute to the bravery and compassion of the Turkish soldier byt General William Birdwood of the ANZAC forces.

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  • Written Sep 22, 2011
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