Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey honors the memory of all the citizens, who died during the 1915 events, said a message on the 1915 events, posted on the website of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Apr. 24.
The message quoted Erdogan as saying that all the nations, living in the Ottoman Empire, were affected during the 1915 events.
“The celebration of the Canakkale battle victory once again shows that there is a culture in Turkey to forget, for the sake of the common future, the suffering caused to us,” read the message.
The Battle of Canakkale, which took place during the World War I, killed over 500,000 people. The Turks lost 57,000 people in the battle, which also involved the Azerbaijani soldiers.
In Turkey, the Battle of Canakkale is also called the “gentlemen’s war.” Turkey’s officials have repeatedly said it was one of the bloodiest battles in the country’s history, however, the warring sides never forgot about humaneness even under the war conditions.
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