Feb 19, 2015 · Ataturk Memorial Unveiled in Sydney. 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. The plaque has been erected in this location on a temporary basis.
Image of crowds at the Atatürk Memorial on Anzac Day 2017. The Memorial is maintained by the Ministry while the Kemal Atatürk Reserve (where the Memorial is situated) and the surrounding Rangitatau Reserve are maintained by the Wellington City Council. In March 2017, the Turkish Memorial was unveiled at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
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…
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24 November. — 1934 - The ANZAC Memorial was officially opened by His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, ''A son of the King". — 1943 - SGT T C DERRICK won a Victoria Cross at SATTELBURG, New Guinea, for his efforts in almost single-handedly seizing the summit, allowing the Australians to occupy the dominating feature.
The memorial comprises a marble crescent, a bust of Atatürk, inscriptions, and soil from Anzac Cove. In 1999, a paved forecourt and path, also designed by Bowman, and gravel car-parking areas were added with funding from the Turkish government.
The Chunuk Bair Cemetary was created after the armistice on the site and now 632 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War are buried here. In the cemetary a New Zealand National Memorial stands alongside the Ataturk Memorial. On ANZAC Day this site is where the New Zealand memorial service is held.