Remembrance of 18 March Çanakkale Victory and Martyrs' Day

On Monday, March 21st 2016, IGMG (Milli Görüş) and Rosa club, organized a conference at IUS. The aim of this conference was to remember the 18th March Çanakkale victory and martyrs' day. Guest speakers were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Satan and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Coşkun Yılmaz from History program of the Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey.

“Çanakkale” has a very important meaning for Turks. It was the place where the army fought against a mighty multinational force supported by the strongest navy of the time and managed to stop the enemy and prevent them from invading the Turkish homeland. The size of the loss makes the importance of the campaign even bigger. Turks lost around 250,000 men in casualties, with more than 50,000 dead. The “Spirit of Çanakkale” has become a phrase commonly used phrase in Turkish language defining a spiritual power, which helps the human to "achieve the impossible."