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On this memorial built in 2005, the names of 749 Turkish soldiers are commemorated on marbel panels inside the cemetery. The names of the fallen listed not only include soldiers known to be buried in the village cemetery but in other cemeteries in the area. Apart from those who were buried around Asmalıdere and the site of the Büyük Anafartalar Military hospital, the walls commemorate those who lie in Ismailoğlu Hill and Çamlı Tekke cemeteries.
"Gallipoli Battlefield Guide", (Istanbul 2006), Gürsel Göncü & Şahin Aldoğan, p. 136
back to if stones could speak
When Turkish people were being resettled in the new,
trouble-torn republic of the 1920s, some families came to the isolated and
beautiful northern reaches of the peninsula in European Turkey, which had been
known to British Great War soldiers as Gallipoli. They renamed these northern
shores Kemikli Burnu, the bone-strewn headland. The pitiful pieces of
debris that they found there were the partially buried remains of thousand of
British and Turkish troops who had perished during the ill-fated military
landings at SuvlaBay, which began in August 1915.
"Field of Bones", (Dublin 2006), Philip Orr, p. 1.
Last updated : 13/09/06
detail of a Turkish map reproduced from "A brief history of the Çanakkale Campaign in the First World War" (June 1914-January 1916), (Ankara 2002), The Turkish General Staff Directorate of Military History.