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The Anzac resilience and the Gallipoli campaign helped shape Australia’s national identity. Gallipoli Campaign however is a very important event in Turkish history as well. Gallipoli Battle was the last battle Ottoman Empire had to face after fighting against allied armies at various fronts in Africa, Asia, middle-east and Europe. It was the battle where the nation had to use its last resources – basically whoever was available to fight fought with whatever they had left to fight with. Therefore teachers, engineers, athletes, doctors and school principals from all Ottoman nations (including Greek, Armenian and Jewish volunteers) all had to...

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The flag of Turkey is the national flag and the national flag of the Republic of Turkey . It consists of a waning moon and five-pointed star, both in white on a red background. The flag is called Ay-Yildiz (literally, “star moon”), or a-sancak (the “Red Banner”) in Turkish . The flag has a very complex origin. It is first virtually identical to the flag of the Ottoman Empire, with changes to the shape of the moon and the number of branches of the star from eight to five. The current flag was adopted in 1844, before its proportions are...

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Priceless pictures and postcards of Turkish forces at Gallipoli have emerged to set the scenes of Turkish soldiers in action almost a century after the legendary battle. Galatasaray soccer player Hasnub Galib who died in Gallipoli Turkish army after a prayer session The cover of the Navy magazine The Turkish Admiral Cevdet Pasa Fenerbahce Soccer players A French post card depicting the Turkish prisoners Turkish infantry An officer posing with his children before Gallipoli campaign A postcard by The Red Crescent Birds-eye view of Gallipoli The sufi volunteers of the Mawlawi order join Turkish army Ottoman Empire joins the war...

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There are many stories and theories about who has found Istanbul. However it is known that it was found on 7 hills. These 7 hills have been important attraction centres throught the history; during the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times. As a result, these 7 hills have become the richest areas with regards to the historical artifacts, monuments and buildings. 4 of these 7 hills are situated near the Halic (the Golden Horn) which shows the importance the water canal. Here are these seven hills: TOPKAPI PALACE AND THE SURROUNDS: This area is considered as the first centre of Istanbul.The...

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Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar was placed first among Europe’s tourist attractions; and 10th in the world; according to a report of the top 50 most popular sites published by the American travel magazine Travel and Leisure.  Travel and Leisure magazine selected the world’s top 50 tourist attractions using data acquired from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and various publications covering the tourism sector. Other tourist attractions on the list included parks and natural wonders as well as historic and cultural monuments and sites. The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi in Turkish); built in the 15th century during the Ottoman Empire; with its...

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