'Canakkale is impassable' immortalized when Turkish Navy defeated most advanced armies: President Erdogan

Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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# 18 March 2024 15:59 (UTC +04:00)

Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Canakkale Victory is a revered saga that has immortalized the phrase “Canakkale is impassable” in history by defeating the most advanced armies of the time, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

“Faced with unwavering faith, the mightiest armies of the world were defeated in Canakkale, where belief emerged victorious. The Victory of Canakkale has become a glorious epic that engraved the phrase ‘Canakkale is impassable’ into history, defeating the most modern armies of its time,” Erdogan said in a message commemorating March 18 Martyrs' Remembrance Day and the Canakkale Naval Victory.

President Erdogan highlighted that the remarkable triumph attained in Canakkale, fueled by the unwavering faith and determination of brave soldiers, as well as the supreme sacrifices of the people, served as an inspiration to the resilient spirit that led to victory in the War of Independence.

“With its unparalleled struggle here, the Turkish nation has become a beacon of hope for all oppressed peoples, inspiring many colonized countries to initiate their own struggles, drawing inspiration from Canakkale and later our War of Independence.”

Canakkale epitomizes not just the timeless and inherent unity of the Turkish people, but it also serves as a representation and emblem of the collective fate of the region in which Türkiye live, the president added.

“Celebrating the 109th anniversary of the Canakkale Victory, on March 18 Martyrs' Day, I remember all our martyrs and heroes, especially Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, with mercy and gratitude. May their souls rest in peace, and may their abodes be in paradise,” he concluded.