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Canakkale victory sends 'important message to humanity,' says Indian envoy

Indian ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Panda visits Gallipoli peninsula to pay homage to fallen soldiers

Anadolu Agency

13.07.2021

Indian ambassador to Turkey Sanjay Panda visits Gallipoli peninsula to pay homage to fallen soldiers. ( BurakAkay - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

The monument in Canakkale in memory of fallen Turkish soldiers during the Gallipoli campaign sends “an important message to entire humanity,” according India’s ambassador to Ankara.

“It is a wonderful monument put up here by Turkey and I saw the message of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk which has actually held Turkey at a very good stage and it is a message for entire world and humanity,” said Sanjay Panda during his visit to the historic site on Tuesday.

“The way Canakkale follows is really a matter of great pride and it conveys a very important message to the entire humanity,” said Panda, who assumed his position as India’s envoy in Ankara last year.

Panda said since he landed in the Turkish capital, he was “really looking forward to paying homage to not only Indian soldiers, but a great number of people who lost their lives while fighting for a cause, for a country.”

“I didn’t know that there was such a great history buried in this soil but I do know that 15,000 Indians, who were part of the British Empire fought during the World War I … Some 5,000 of them were killed,” said the Indian ambassador.

A large number of people, mostly Muslims, traveled to Turkey from South Asia in early 20th century to help the Ottoman Empire.

“When I came here today, I felt so touched and proud.” Panda added.

Gallipoli campaign

Tens of thousands of soldiers died in one of the world's most ferocious battles 106 years ago in the Gallipoli campaign in the Ottoman Empire during the World War I.

The battle took place between April 25, 1915 and Jan. 9, 1916.

Britain and France wanted to secure their ally Russia, as the Gallipoli peninsula provides a sea route to what was then the Russian Empire.

Their aim was to capture the capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul.

Turks repelled a naval attack, and there were many casualties on both sides during the eight-month offensive.

When the land campaign also failed, the invading forces withdrew.

Victory against the Allied forces boosted the morale of the Turkish side, which then went on to wage a war of independence in 1919-1922, and eventually formed a republic in 1923 from the ashes of the old empire.

 

13 July 2021 Tuesday 16:42 | Last Updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:28 PM

Meaningful visit from Indian ambassador: Tour of historic Gallipoli Peninsula

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Indian Ambassador to Ankara Sanjay Kumar Panda visited the historic Gallipoli Peninsula and took many photos in front of the monument.

Indian Ambassador to Ankara Sanjay Kumar Panda, who came to Canakkale for various meetings, visited the historic Gallipoli Peninsula.

According to the AA, Panda also laid a wreath at the Ataturk Monument in the foyer of the Martyrs' Monument and took many souvenir photos in front of the Martyrs' Monument.

Ismail Kashdemir, president of the Gallipoli Historical Site of the Dardanelles Wars, briefed Sanjay Kumar Panda about the Dardanelles wars and the region.

Panda and his family later left carnations for the representative martyrdom.

He then moved to the Commonwealth Memorial (Cape Helles) in the village of Seddülbahir, where he laid a wreath.

Ambassador Panda told an AA reporter after the visit that when he arrived in Turkey a year ago, he was looking forward to remembering not only Indian soldiers, but also the many people who lost their lives fighting for a cause, a country.

"Although I do not know that such a great history is buried in this land, what I do know is that there were 15,000 Indians who fought as part of the British Empire in the First World War. 5,000 were lost," Panda said.

"When I came here today, I was very, very moved, honored. This is a great monument erected here by Turkey and I saw the message of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who kept Turkey at a really good stage, and this is a message for the whole world and for humanity. The path gallipoli continues is a matter of great pride and sends a very important message to all mankind."

The ambassador's visits were accompanied by Colonel SPS Rawat of the Defense Fire.

CANAKKALE - Indian Ambassador to Ankara Sanjay Kumar Panda visits historic Gallipoli Peninsula

13 July 2021 16:28

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Indian Ambassador to Ankara Sanjay Kumar Panda, who came to Canakkale for talks, paid a visit to the historic Gallipoli Peninsula.

Indian Ambassador to Ankara Sanjay Kumar Panda, who came to Canakkale for talks, paid a visit to the Historic Gallipoli Peninsula.

The Ambassador, who came to the city with his wife Minati Panda and their children, first visited the Canakkale Martyrs Monument in HisarlikTepe, which is located on the borders of the historical area.

Panda laid a wreath at the Ataturk Monument in front of the monument and paid homage.

Ismail Kashdemir, president of the Gallipoli Historical Site of the Dardanelles Wars, briefed Sanjay Kumar Panda about the Dardanelles wars and the region.

Panda and his family later left carnations for the representative martyrdom.

He then moved to the Commonwealth Memorial (Cape Helles) in the village of Seddülbahir, where he laid a wreath.

Ambassador Panda told an AA reporter after the visit that when he arrived in Turkey a year ago, he was looking forward to remembering not only Indian soldiers, but also the many people who lost their lives fighting for a cause, a country.

"Although I do not know that such a great history is buried in this land, what I do know is that there were 15,000 Indians who fought as part of the British Empire in the First World War. 5,000 were lost," Panda said.

"When I came here today, I was very, very moved, honored. This is a great monument erected here by Turkey and I saw the message of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who kept Turkey at a really good stage, and this is a message for the whole world and for humanity. The path gallipoli continues is a matter of great pride and sends a very important message to all mankind."

The ambassador's visits were accompanied by Colonel SPS Rawat of the Defense Fire.

Source: Anadolu Agency / BurakAkay

Indian Ambassador to Ankara Sanjay Kumar Panda Visits Historic Gallipoli Peninsula

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'When I came here today, I was very, very moved, I was honored. This is a great anit erected here by Turkey and I saw the message of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who kept Turkey in a really good asama, and it is a message for the whole world and humanity. The path gallipoli continues is a matter of great pride and sends a very important message to all mankind'

Life / 13 July 2021 Tuesday 16:27

Indian Ambassador to Ankara Sanjay Kumar Panda, who came to Canakkale for talks, paid a visit to the Historic Gallipoli Peninsula.
The Ambassador, who came to the city with EsiMinati Panda and his children, first visited the CanakkaleSehitler Monument in HisarlikTepe, which is located on the borders of the historical
area.
The panda laid a wreath at ataturkaniti in front of the monument and paid
tribute.
Ismail Kasdemir, president of the Gallipoli Historical Site of the Dardanelles, briefed Sanjay Kumar Panda on the Dardanelles wars and the
region.
Panda and his family later left carnations in the representative sehitlige.

Afterwards, the Ambassador, who moved to the Aniti (Cape Helles) of the British Nations Community in the village of Seddülbahir, laid a wreath
there.
Ambassador Panda told an AA reporter after the visit that when he arrived in Turkey a year ago, he waited with patience to commemorate not only Indian soldiers, but also a case, with the many humanitarian respects that lost their lives fighting for a
country.
"Although I did not know that such a great history was buried in this land, what I did know was that there were 15,000 Indians who battled as part of the British Empire in the First World
War. 5,000 were lost," Panda said.

This is a great anit erected here by Turkey and I saw the message of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who kept Turkey in a really good asama, and it is a message for the whole world and humanity. The path gallipoli continues is a matter of great pride and sends a very important message to all mankind."
The ambassador's visits were accompanied by The Defense Secretary Colonel SPS Rawat.

AA

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