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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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A peninsula jutting downwards into the Aegean Sea, Gallipoli protects the northern approaches of the Dardanelles, the narrow straits that divide Europe from Asia and lead to the Black Sea.
The ceremony was organized at the Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, the site of Ecanakkale Martyrs' Memorial.
At the end of August 1914, Churchill formally requested that Secretary of State for War Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener organize a group of naval and military officers to plan for the seizure of the Gallipoli Peninsula, "with a view to admitting a British Fleet to the Sea of Marmara" and eventually knocking Turkey out of the war.
South Tyneside Mayor Richard Porthouse said: "I am delighted that the South Shields British Legion has been included in Australia and New Zealand's commemorations for the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.
The Quarry Boys went into action on August 10, 1915 at Suvla Bay, as part of the Gallipoli campaign.
The ceremony, which also saw a new War Graves headstone unveiled, took place on Saturday, as the centenary of the battle Gallipoli was commemorated nationally.
Gallipoli is known to history as a catastrophic fiasco of Allied planning.
One of the lesser known elements of Gallipoli is that Indian forces were a vital part of the operation.
The spot where the memorial stands marks the very place where King George V reviewed soldiers from the 29th Division in 1915 before they embarked into battle at Gallipoli.
Rudaw correspondent Rasan Ramzi said in the Turkish town of Canakkale, the Turkish word for Gallipoli.
The prime minister is in London on the invitation of his British counterpart David Cameron to participate in the centenary commemoration of Gallipoli Campaign and ANZAC Day.
THE centenary of one of the worst military disasters of World War I was commemorated in London and Gallipoli yesterday.