Davutoglu said that the Battle of Canakkale predetermined not only the fate of the Ottoman Empire, but also the peoples of the region.
He recalled that among the defenders of Canakkale were representatives of different ethnic groups: “We at the Battle of Canakkale adhere to the principles of humanity, wounded soldiers of the enemy army assisted. People who were enemy at the time of war, became friends."
Expressing sympathy for the victims in the tragic events of World War I in the Ottoman Empire Davutoglu said that Turkey never sowed the seeds of anger and hatred to those events, distribute literature of hate: "If you want the reign of peace, stop spreading hatred and malice literature. I appeal to the audience here and the other leaders: in order to avoid repetition of those battles, let's stop talking in the language of hatred and follow the path of peace. Today's event is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Channakkale can and should be an example for all of us. We make the necessary conclusions from history, but we will not sow the seeds of hatred for other bypassing of history. "