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Gallipoli

(gəlĭp`əlē) or

Gelibolu

(gĕlē`bōlo͞o'), city (1990 pop. 18,670), W Turkey, a port at the east end of the DardanellesDardanelles
or Çanakkale Boğazi
, strait, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 4 mi (1.6 to 6.4 km) wide, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara and separating the Gallipoli peninsula of European Turkey from Asian Turkey.
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, near the neck of the Gallipoli PeninsulaGallipoli Peninsula,
Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. The port of Gallipoli gives it its name.
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. It has long been a strategic point in the defense of İstanbul (Constantinople) and has numerous historic remains. It was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1354.

Gallipoli

 

(from Greek Kallipolis), the name used in historical and other literature for the city of Gelibolu in Turkey.

Gallipoli

poorly conceived and conducted battle ending in British disaster (1915). [Br. Hist.: Fuller, III, 240–261]
See: Defeat

Gallipoli

1. a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign in 1915
2. a port in NW Turkey, at the entrance to the Sea of Marmara: historically important for its strategic position. Pop.: 16 751 (latest est.)
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Bron i ganrif yn ddiweddarach, bydd y cyflwynydd Iolo Williams a'r Athro Hywel Teifi Edwards yn ymweld e phenrhyn Galipoli i adrodd yr hanes o safbwynt y Cynghreiriaid.
Mae stori Galipoli yn drychineb dynol grymus,' eglura'r Athro Hywel Teifi Edwards.
A NUMBER of standard bearers and ex-service personnel were on parade yesterday at the Gallipoli War Memorial at Stretton-on-Dunsmore for the annual remembrance of the Battle of Galipoli.
Also on this day: 1657: Devoted entirely toadvertising Publick Advertiser first appeared in London with classified ads; 1802: Napoleon instituted the Legion d'honneur to be awarded for civil and military distinction of the highest order; 1900: Tonga, 'The Friendly Islands', were annexed by Britain; 1909: The Simplon rail tunnel between Italy and Switzerland was opened; 1925: American civil rights leader Malcolm X was born; 1930: White women were given the vote in South Africa; 1997: A donkey in Canberra was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for bravery in Galipoli in 1915.
THE annual Galipoli Memorial Day will be held at the memorial in Stretton-on-Dunsmore on Sunday next.
After looking at a preview of the exhibition, which includes photographs of the campaign in France as well as audio-visual material of the Galipoli campaign, he said it was "excellent.