(Click on Image to Enlarge)
Ataturk's words regarding the Gallipoli conflict of World War 1. West Australian
The Guardian: Turkish Islamist push may be to blame for removal of Atatürk inscription at Anzac Cove
Words likening Australia’s dead ‘Johnnies’ to Ottoman ‘Mehmets’ disappear as 1985 Gallipoli monument is restored.
The Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has removed from a revered Anzac Cove memorial the familiar words attributed to Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, likening Australia’s dead “Johnnies” to Ottoman “Mehmets” and welcoming them to rest in his country’s soil.
The renovation of the 1985 monument has heightened suspicions in Australia and Turkey that the refurbished memorial could reflect a growing Islamist interpretation by the Erdoğan administration of Australia’s part in the 1915 British-commanded Anzac invasion of – and later retreat from – Gallipoli.
Read more ....
WNU Editor: The Turkish government is denying these reports .... Turkish govt denies defacing or altering Gallipoli monument in ‘Islamist plot’ (RT). More denials here .... Turkish government say they are not 'destroying' Gallipoli monument (Stuff.nz). What's my take .... with what is happening in the Middle East and in places like Turkey .... Islamist have made no secret that they want their interpretation of history to be the rule. Will this happen at the Gallipoli memorials .... only time will tell.
More News On Concerns That The Anzac Memorials At Gallipoli Is Being Replaced
Anzac Cove controversy: Memorial honouring Australian soldiers removed by Turkish Government 'to make way for Islamist inscription' -- Daily Mail
Fears for Gallipoli memorial to dead Diggers -- West Australian
Poignant tribute to Anzacs chiselled off Gallipoli memorial -- Stuff.co.nz
Historians outraged by destruction of Anzac memorials at Gallipoli -- Courrier Mail