Martyrs’ Memorial (Şehitler Abidesi)
Standing at a towering 42 meters (138 feet) beside the Dardanelles, the four stone pillars of the Martyrs’ Memorial are a commanding tribute to the 250,000 Ottoman casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915. The imposing size and sturdy design of the structure represents the steady unshakeable strength of Turkey—a strength exemplified by the Ottoman Army in their victory here over the British Empire and Allied Forces in WWI.
By Leeann Murphy, AFAR Local Expert
17900 Eceabat/Çanakkale, Turkey