Anzac Bay

Anzac Bay

Anzac Cove was made famous by the landing of the Anzacs during the 1915 Gallipoli War.

Anzac Cove is 600 meters long and surrounded by the hills of Arıburnu. The Anzacs used this place as their main base during the Gallipoli War.

You have done the hard part, now dig, dig, dig until you are safe. – General Sir Ian Hamilton, British Commander-in-Chief

The word Anzac is formed from the initials of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Anzacs has become a term that includes all the soldiers in the organization as a result of the cooperation of Australia and New Zealand.

Sir, we are losing good men in a blink of an eye. – Joseph Gasparich, New Zealand soldier, May 8, 1915

The Anzacs, who suffered many casualties in the Gallipoli Land Wars, have a national day every year on April 25, commemorating the soldiers and civilians who lost their lives. Because of the heavy losses suffered by the Anzac forces fighting on the Gallipoli Front on April 25, April 25 was declared Anzac Day.

Anzak Koyu Genis
Anzakkoyu

Every year, Anzacs come to Anzac Cove to visit the place where their ancestors landed and fought. April 25 is a national holiday in Australia and New Zealand.

Atatürk’s message to the mothers of the Anzac soldiers who died in the Battle of Gallipoli and whose graves are on Turkish soil, is delivered to visitors in a large monument.

Heroes who shed their blood on the soil of this Motherland! You are here on the soil of a friendly homeland. Sleep in peace and tranquility. You are side by side with the Mehmetçiks. Mothers who sent their sons to war from distant lands! Please stop your tears. Your sons are in our bosom, they are at peace and they will sleep in peace. After they have given their lives in this land, they have become our sons.