Feb 19, 2015 · Ataturk Memorial Unveiled in Sydney 19 February 2015 On 19 February 2015, a ceremony was held outside the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park south to unveil a plaque recognising Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s words of comfort to the Anzac mothers who lost their sons in Gallipoli during the Great War in 1915.
Kemal Ataturk commanded the Turkish forces at Gallipoli and later became the founder and first president of modern Turkey. This memorial honours him, as well as the heroism and sacrifice of both the Anzac and Turkish troops who took part in the bitterly fought campaign. Soil from Anzac Cove in Turkey was placed beneath the dedication plaque.
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The Atatürk Memorial is situated on a ridge above Tarakena Bay on the south coast of Wellington. The Memorial looks out over Cook Strait and the site was chosen for its remarkable likeness to the landscape of the Gallipoli Peninsula. The Memorial is accessible at all times with a short walk to the Memorial from the carpark.
A memorial to Ataturk, founder of Turkey and defender of Gallipoli in 1915. The site is geographically very similar to the actual site of ANZAC landing in Gallipoli. A must see for every Australian and New Zealander interested in their own history.
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Gallipoli - Memorial at Anzac Cove by Ataturk. "Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives… You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours…
Anzac and Gallipoli First World War Memorials -Turkey The Words of Ataturk These words attributed to Ataturk are inscribed on a memorial at ANZAC Cove "Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives; You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies