(MENAFN- AzerNews) Commemorate Event on the occasion of the 108th anniversary of
Canakkale Victory was held in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on
March 18, Azernews reports.
A number of Azerbaijani state officials, military personnel, as
well as the Consul General of the Republic of Turkiye in Nakhchivan
Autonomous Republic, officers of the Turkish army, representatives
of the public and media, and Turkish students took part at the
commemoration ceremony held in the Alley of Martyrs in the
At the ceremony, prayers were read for the souls of the martyrs,
and their dear memory was commemorated with a minute of silence.
Then the participants of the event laid wreaths and bunches of
flowers in front of the monument erected in memory of Turkish
martyrs and visited the Alley of Martyrs.
In the end, the participants laid flowers on the graves of our
heroic sons who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our land,
and in front of the 'Mother' statue, which stands majestically in
the center of the Alley of Martyrs.
Then the event continued in the Turkish consulate. National
anthems of both countries were performed at the event at the
consulate. A video was shown about the victory of Canakkale and the
relief actions of the Nakhchivan community after the earthquake in
Speaking at the commemoration event, Consul General of Turkiye
in Nakhchivan Asip Kaya said that the unwavering love of our
martyrs, the unity and equality of our people, including the two
brotherly countries, is our greatest pride, wealth and
“Our nation, which is full of historical heroics, wrote a great
history in Canakkale 108 years ago and demonstrated to the world
that it will never agree to the occupation of our lands. Besides,
the battle of Dardanelles (Gelibolu) was also the glorious
beginning of the future liberation war,” Asip Kaya said.
The consulate noted that Canakkale battle, which involved naval
and land forces and became one of the glorious pages of Turkish
military history despite all the difficulties, raised a genius like
Atatürk and laid the foundation for his leadership in the future
liberation war. When we look at the number of people lost in the
battles, each of which is considered an example of heroism, and the
social origin, there is no doubt that the struggle was a national
In his speech, the Consul General noted that Azerbaijan's
rightful victory in the Patriotic War was greeted with great
enthusiasm in the Republic of Turkiye. From the first day of the
war, Turkiye showed its moral support to brother Azerbaijan with
all its capabilities, and in the natural disaster that occurred in
our homeland in early February, the people of Azerbaijan once again
introduced the historical brotherhood, unity and solidarity to the
world by providing all the help they could.
Then poems dedicated to the great victory were recited by
Turkish students studying at Nakhchivan State University.