It is our honor to introduce such a holy place on such a day. History is a bad thing when people introduce it. You leave the presentation and start to read tall, and you get a conscience of disbelief, how much did we have to them when they died there? Thousands of people fighting without discrimination of religion, language, race .. What are so many people killed for? Do not you think? Thousands of people who go to die without a child, young, old, female, male, child, so that you can go away .. We owe a lot to these people.
History of Çanakkale Martyrdom
The Gallipoli Peninsula, which is 33,000 hectares with the suggestion of the Ministry of Forestry, was included in the “forest regime” on 25.05.1973 with the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 7/6477. Then, on 2 November 1973, National Park was declared as the masterpiece with the Şehitler Abidesi, especially due to its historical and natural qualities. 4533 numbered “Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park Law” has been issued.
The Long-term Development Plan (UDGP) was prepared by METU and approved on December 23, 2003, in which the principles related to the protection, development, management and promotion of the Balkan Historical National Park are set forth. Projects foreseen in Planda have started to be implemented under the responsibility of the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks with the new name (DKMP). The application of UDGP at the National Park has also been determined by international tender for the first time in the world. A Norwegian company won the tender, with a project that would take maximum advantage of the National Park, without damaging the natural and historical textures. Then the project has been passed on.
Within the scope of these projects, the “Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park Logo Competition”, which can best represent the area of ??the Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, was opened. 416 logo works participated in the competition. The jury gathered on 28.11.2004 awarded the 1st prize from six logo works to be awarded with the logo prepared by Ayşen Tuğba Doruk. In 2004 and 2005, the cemeteries and other artifacts in the National Park in the Gallipoli Peninsula were passed through a thorough maintenance or renovation and were reopened on March 18, 2005.
Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park
It is desired to protect the natural beauty of martyrs, monuments, and Arbirun by turning this peninsula into a National Park today in memory of 500,000 soldiers lost in the Gallipoli peninsula during World War I, Gallipoli. It is evident that when you drive around the park, the unspoilt coastal forests, green hills, golden-colored beaches and peaceful sea atmosphere provide a perfect resting place for Turkish soldiers who have bravely fought to protect their homeland.
On March 18, 1915, the entry of the Allied Powers into the waters of the Dardanelles was hindered and many of the ships were settled due to the mines laid by the Nusret Gemis in the waters. When the Allied Powers saw this fact, they tried to operate from the land. The French and British in Morto Bay, Australia, New Zealand and Indian Units in Anzac Bay, and the Canadian Units from Bonkeli Burn. The Turkish Army under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal won the war on all fronts and on 9 January 1916 the Alliance States were completely removed from the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Visitors, the special soul of this place, the heart of the Turkish Nation, and the warriors who come from this piece of land. The winds of the tree hills and the waves of endless sea tell the heroes of this war almost songs.
If you go to the beach you can go to Kilitbahir, Alçıtepe, Morto Bay and a hill on the west side of this place. You can reach a museum built in honor of the Çanakkale Martyrs Abidesine and the Turkish Soldiers who have been martyred here.
Çanakkale Martyrs Abide can be seen immediately when entering the Bosphorus. Turkish Cemeteries, French and British martyrs and Seddülbahir Castle. When you return north to Alçıtepe, you will have made the north-west circle towards Kabatepe. At the center of Kabatepe you can get information about the Arbiru, Conkbayırı and Anafartalar battles. You can see the martyrdom of the Turkish, Australian and New Zealand soldiers as you continue towards the lycee, Conkbayiri and Kemaleri hills.
You can see the panoramic views of Küçükkemişli Beach, Anafartalar Ovas and Salt Lake from Conkbayiri. On Conkbayiri Hill, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has a very big sculpture. Atatürk returned from death thanks to a pocket watch carried in the breast pocket where the sculpture was found. At Bigali, you can visit the house where Ataturk, who is a museum today, used as headquarters. Arıburnu and Anafartalar Monuments are located on the shore.
There is one of the most poignant martyrs of the region in Anzac Bay. Associations formed by the union of Australia and New Zealand Corps are called “ANZAK”. “The Monument to the Ariburnu, written by Atatürk, who plays the Anzac Cemetery and the heart of the region, is the scene of sad visits and anniversary celebration is celebrated on April 25 every year with the participation of the Turks and around the world.
…… ..Your children from far distant lands
Analber who sends the wreath!
Relieve your tears.
Your sons are ours.
They are in peace and they will rest in peace.
After they gave their lives to this land,
They’ve been our children.
Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK 1934
The Gallipoli Peninsula, which Mehmetçiz wrote 93 years ago as a heroic legend, has become a center of attraction recently revived in Turkey by the projects that have been passed on.
Within the framework of the $ 50 million Long Run Development Plan, the project, culture and history that lasted for 4 years on the peninsula nearly crowned Gallipoli.
The Gallipoli Peninsula, which has an area of 33 thousand hectares and has thousands of martyrs and graves of foreign soldiers, has been placed among the most important tourism regions of Turkey, thanks to the projects evaluated as “facial flux”.
The battlefields, graves, monuments and battlefields on the UN National Parks and Protected Areas list on the list of UN National Parks and Conservation Areas, while wrecked ships, tanks, trenches, tombs, and hundreds of materials related to the war, are left behind from the Gallipoli Wars where a chest- Related remains were registered as “Historic site” and “Cultural asset”.