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Flag of Çanakkale - Image by Jens Pattke, 6 October 2012
The flag of Çanakkale (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 5 October 2012
Flag of Kepez - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2017
The flag of Kepez (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2017
Flag of ÇOMÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 2 December 2017
ÇOMÜ (website), established in 1992, is composed of 11 Faculties, 8 Schools, 11 Vocational Schools and 4 Graduate Schools.
The name of the university refers to 18 March 1915. On that day, a huge
British-French fleet attempted to force entrance of the Dardanelles
Strait, heading to Çanakkale, the gate to Istanbul. The narrowness of the strait, which had been made a minefield by the Turkish navy a few
weeks before, made of the big fleet an easy target for coastal artillery.
The French Navy lost the Bouvet, blown up on a mine, while the Gaulois was severely damaged; the British fleet lost the Irresistible, blown up on a mine, and the Ocean, sunk by the coastal artillery, while another two ships were damaged. The allied fleet had to withdraw, which was the first failure in the disastrous Dardanelles operation; the fiasco ended in January 1916 with the withdrawal of the allied troops from the Gallipoli peninsula.
[Le Point, 18 March 2015]
The flag of ÇOMÜ (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem., which features the Çanakkale Martyrs Memorial, located in the municipality of Eceabat.
Opened on August 21, 1960, the Çanakkale Martyrs Memorial (Çanakkale Şehitleri Anıtı; photos) is located at Hisarlýk Hill in Morto Bay the southern end of the Gallipoli Peninsula. The memorial is dedicated to the service of 253,000 Turkish soldiers who participated at the Battle of Gallipoli, April 1915 to December 1915, during World War I. After the proclamation of the Republic in 1973, the grounds were declared a National Park, which include a museum, plus the area cemeteries with the remains of thousands of heroes whom were martyred in the Ballan and Çanakkale Wars. The memorial and park is the largest in Turkey and attracts over a half million visitors a year.
[Find A Grave website]
This monument has become the symbol of the Çanakkale Wars for Turkey. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk said "The rights of the Çanakkale heroes cannot paid even if a 40 meter high monument is built for them".
Atatürk's own height, 1.7 meters, added to this and thus the monument was built to a height of 41.70 meters. The space between the monument's four 7.5 meters wide columns is 10 meters and the monument is topped by a concrete slab.
Construction of the monument began in 1954 and it was opened to the public in 1960. The museum beneath the monument was opened later and the bas-reliefs on the columns were completed afterwards. There is a cemetery to the north of the monument, with the graves of 600 Turkish soldiers, in memory of all those who died from all the regions of the country. The cemetery was opened in 1992. One of the soldiers commemorated in the cemetery was aged just 15 when he was killed.
[Çanakkale Photo Galleries website]
Ivan Sache, 2 December 2017
Çanakkale Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Flag of the Çanakkale Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Image by Ivan Sache, 23 November 2017
The flag of the Çanakkale Chamber of Commerce and Industry (photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's logo.
Ivan Sache, 23 November 2017
Çanakkale Commodity Exchange
Flag of the Çanakkale Commodity Exchange - Image by Ivan Sache, 23 November 2017
The flag of the Çanakkale Commodity Exchange (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 23 November 2017