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2 June Friday

MEETING POINT OF HISTORY AND NATURE: CANAKKALE (GALLIPOLI)

Çanakkale

Çanakkale, which was preferred by many civilizations as a settlement starting from the earliest periods, the underwater wonders of Saros Gulf, the sunlight hitting the waters of the lake in Tuzla village, and the woodland pier, which is once accessible to Bozcaada, embraces its guests. The cemeteries on the Gallipoli Peninsula offer an opportunity to understand the recent history and confront the past. The best route to visit the region is to go south from Keşan. After Saros Bay welcomes you, you are on a journey towards the lovely Çanakkale villages. After B. Doğanca, Dashbudak and Çeltik villages, you reach Mecidiye and then İbrice respectively. In the meantime, one should not forget the fact that Saros Gulf is one of the sacred places for diving enthusiasts. The wrecks of ships that once drowned death, the Saros Gulf, which today is home to thousands of fish, is a sight to fans of diving. We would not be fair if we go without mentioning the islands of Çanakkale. Canakkale is a complete island paradise. Gökçeada, Bozcaada, Marmara Island, Avşa and Paşalimanı. The islands are an excellent escape route for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle and make small getaways in the foothills surrounded by stars.

 

Troy Antique City

Truva

Power, victory, love and civilizations ... Ancient city with a world-famous reputation. It was declared National Park in 1996 and in 1998 it was listed under Unesco's World Cultural Heritage List. In fact, whatever we say about Troy Antiquity would do no justice. If you visit Çanakkale you must visit this ancient city. We can call the ancient city the gate of an historical journey which extends to the historical epics of Homer's Iliad and Odessa. According to the legend, the Akhalis had surrounded the city of Troy for exactly 9 years, but could not invade it. After many attempts, the famous and successful commander Odysseus' s thinks of making a horse on a wooden board one day. Due to this clever horse trick, the Trojan city is invaded. It is the symbol of this war that has been the subject of Homer's Iliad and Odessa epics, a Trojan Horse. Ahmet Karadeniz, a master from Çanakkale, finally completed his work for months using 25-cubic meter pine trees he brought from the Kaz Mountains. It was opened in 1975 for the enthusiasts from all over the world.

 

Gallipoli Peninsula

You can take the ferry to Gallipoli, which takes its name from Gallipolis, meaning "beautiful city". In Gallipoli, you are welcomed by the sculptures of the famous sailor Piri Reis, who guided the world history and reshaped knowledge of geography with his drawn maps. Also in the vicinity are the Bigli and Nara monuments and the Ulu Mosque. Çanakkale, which hundreds of thousands of soldiers lost their life and whose name is titled as a heroic legend, is shining like a symbol of eternity in the world. The Atatürk Monument in Conkbayiri where Mustafa Kemal's clock disintegrated, Seyit Corporal Monument and Mehmetcik Monument in Kanlı Sırt are just a few of these symbols. There are Turkish martyrs in Gallipoli as well as Anzac, English and French martyrs. Every year on April 25th, thousands of people from Australia and New Zealand cry out with sadness in these lands where their ancestors died.

 

Proof of Unity and Solidarity: "Martyr's Monument"

The martyr's monument, the most magnificent monument, symbolizing approximately 253 thousand martyrs who died in the wars of the Dardanelles, is evidence of unity and togetherness. This monument is an insight that reflects the confidence that we all have in the hearst and will protect our homeland forever at the expense of hundreds of thousands of martyrs. t was originally planned to be built at the Gallipoli Peninsula at Alcitepe but was cancelled due the terrain conditions as well as its distance to the sea. Later it was built in Hisar Burnu, which is 50 meters above sea level, dominating Morto. The monument seated on the four pillars means our nation is based on solid foundations and is indestructible. When you look from a distance, it looks like the letter 'M' of Mehmetçik. Turkish flag was engraved from mosaic on the ceiling of the monument.

 

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