The 108th anniversary of Türkiye’s naval victory on the Gallipoli peninsula firstly of World Struggle I can be commemorated this Saturday with the standard ceremony on the Martyrs’ Monument, overlooking the Dardanelles strait – an emblem of Ottoman resilience towards the Allies throughout the struggle.
The preparations initiated by the Ministry of Tradition and Tourism and the Gallipoli Historic Website Directorate on the event of March 18 Martyrs’ Day and the anniversary of the Çanakkale naval victory are virtually full.
On the similar ceremony, the reopening of Seddülbahir Fortress is ready to happen on the event of the anniversary, Ismail Kaşdemir, the top of the historic web site, stated throughout an interview with Anadolu Company (AA) earlier this week.
Kaşdemir confirmed that the ultimate preparations have been made for the ceremonies to be held on March 18, including that this 12 months’s celebration carries monumental that means as this 12 months additionally marks the one centesimal anniversary of the Turkish republic.
“We all know very properly that the idea of our republic emerged in Çanakkale, and the paths to our republic and our Struggle of Independence started in Çanakkale. Due to this fact, we will declare that the foundations of our republic have been laid in Çanakkale. That is why this 12 months’s ceremonies are extra necessary, and we’ll mark (them) with nice enthusiasm,” Kaşdemir stated.
Mentioning that the directorate of the historic space carried out vital renovations, together with upkeep of the martyr monument, Kaşdemir stated that guests will be capable of really feel the spirit of Çanakkale and observe it from completely different views.
The restoration and landscaping work at Seddülbahir Fortress, initiated in June 2015 by the Presidency of Gallipoli Historic Websites to revive the ruined fort, have been accomplished famous Kaşdemir, including that the construction will function a dwelling museum like the opposite veteran fortresses, Bigalı and Kilitbahir.
Seddülbahir is likely one of the three fortresses on the peninsula, constructed throughout the reign of Sultan Mehmet IV to defend the doorway of the Dardanelles and is ready to reopen on March 18, with the anticipated participation of the nation’s highest officers.
March 18 marks the day when the Allied forces charging through the ocean have been defeated in 1915 by the resilience of outnumbered Ottoman troops who confronted fashionable naval vessels with primitive artillery. The battle, though catastrophic for the Turkish facet, finally made historical past because the final nice victory of the ailing empire and in a means, step one towards the beginning of one other nation – the Turkish republic.