Azerbaijan, Baku, March 31 / Trend M. Aliyev /
A monument is expected to be raised to 3,000 Azerbaijani soldiers, who died at the Battle of Canakkale in 1915, in Turkey, Azerbaijani MP Gular Ahmadova told media after returning from Turkey.
"Despite the fact that today Azerbaijan knows much about Turkey, Turkey is not familiar well with Azerbaijan. We must seek to strengthen the Azerbaijani-Turkish relations both in universities and secondary schools. Extensive propaganda must be carried out in connection with Azerbaijani soldiers killed at the Battle of Canakkale", she said.
Battle of Canakkale is one of the important battles during World War II over 1914-1916. It was conducted between the countries of the Entente (France and Great Britain) and the Central Powers (Ottoman Empire and Germany). The battle, which took place at sea and on land, ended in victory for the Ottomans. A turning date of the war is March 18, 1915, when the ships of the Entente were rolled back trying to pass through the Strait of Canakkale (Dardanelles). This symbolic date is celebrated annually in Turkey. Activities carried out especially in Canakkale, demonstrate the importance of the battle for Turkey and the world. Azerbaijani soldiers participated in these battles.