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Çanakkale

(chänäk`kälĕ) or

Chanakkale

(–kälā), city (1990 pop. 53,887), capital of Çanakkale prov., NW Turkey, on the Asian shore of the Dardanelles. It is famous for its fine pottery and has an important fish-canning industry. The city has long been fortified and has a 15th-century fort. In World War I the city and fort were bombarded (1915) during the Gallipoli campaign. Near Çanakkale are the mouth of the historic Aegospotamos River and the ruins of the ancient towns of Abydos and Sestos.
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Gkatsonis Andronikos (66), who came to Turkey to join the Church sermon in Pananiya Church in Imros Island of Canakkale, had a heart attack in the evening hour in hotel where he was staying.
Department of Cardiology, Onsekiz Mart School of Medicine, University of Canakkale, Canakkale, Turkey
Coastal guards in the border town of Canakkale arrested the immigrants, who were intending to travel to Greece illegally, state-run Anadolu News Agency quoted the sources as saying.
He said that it was an honour to join the Turkish people on the historic occasion of the centenary commemoration of the Canakkale battles.
The Pakistani delegation, alongwith other international guests invited from the world over, visited the site of this great battle of the World War I at Canakkale on Friday.
106,519 ships passed through Istanbul and Canakkale straits in 2007, and this figure dropped to 95,177 in 2011.
Summary: CANAKKALE (Cihan) - The American energy giant ExxonMobil's drill ship "Deepwater Champion" passed through Turkey's Canakkale Strait (the Dardanelles) and entered the Marmara Sea on Saturday to explore for oil off Turkey's Black Sea coast.
ISTANBUL, Aug 7 (KUNA) -- Turkey has foiled an attempt by 54 infiltrators to go from the Turkish Canakkale city to the Greek island of Mytilini (Lesbos), in the northern Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey, according to local media.
The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the battle in the Dardanelles Strait in Canakkale provinces peninsula of Gallipoli, at which there was a turnaround in favour of the Turks and other Ottoman citizens fighting in World War I against the Allied Forces.
People who were passengers of the Mavi Marmara as it headed to Gaza met in Canakkale on Saturday and wanted to board the ship during its trip to Istanbul but were not allowed to do so because the Mavi Marmara is not yet ready to carry passengers.
Arinc also said Ataturk burnt the independence fire within the hearts of Turkish people, and declared the entire world after the Canakkale Battle that this nation could not be made slaves.