Iran defense minister in Turkey to honor 1915 events
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 24
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehgan met with his Turkish counterpart on the sideline of a ceremony of memory of Turkish citizens, who died during the 1915 events.
During a meeting with the Minister of National Defense of Turkey İsmet Yılmaz, Dehgan said Thursday that the regional problems and crisis should re solved by regional countries themselves, IRNA reported Apr.24.
According to this report, the sides urged more close cooperation in security, defense and military between two nations.
The Battle of Canakkale, which took place during the World War I, killed over 500,000 people. The Turks lost 57,000 people in the battle, which also involved the Azerbaijani soldiers.
In Turkey, the Battle of Canakkale is also called the "gentlemen's war." Turkey's officials have repeatedly said it was one of the bloodiest battles in the country's history, however, the warring sides never forgot about humaneness even under the war conditions.
Edited by CN