Gül presented water, earth and flag from Çanakkale – March 19th 2013

“President Abdullah Gul on Monday received Acting Director General of Sports Mehmet Baykan and his accompanying delegation at the Çankaya Presidential Palace, where he was as presented the water, earth and flag from Çanakkale on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory and Martyrs’ Day. Reiterating the importance of remembering the Çanakkale Victory during which the Turkish army displayed great audacity against those of the then strongest countries, Gül pointed out that the Çanakkale Victory is uniquely significant in the Turkish history in the sense that the most important human resources of the Ottoman Empire were martyred during the Çanakkale War. “We fought against the biggest armies of the world. Had it not been for the Çanakkale Victory, I don’t know how greatly history might have changed, but this victory certainly saved Istanbul.””

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