Gallipoli

[guh-lip-uh-lee]
noun
  1. a peninsula in NW European Turkey, extending between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. 50 miles (80 km) long.
  2. a port in NW Turkey.
Also called Gallipoli Peninsula.Turkish Ge·li·bo·lu [ge-lee-baw-loo] /gɛˈli bɔ lu/.
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  • Yet (and despite the Peter Weir movie "Gallipoli"), it was not an ANZAC show only.

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    April 25, 2013

  • Today, April 25, is the anniversary of the first day of the Gallipoli campaign of 1915.

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  • The Gallipoli invasion was the precipitating event in the Ottoman genocide against its Armenian population.

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  • His words are inscribed on the memorial to the Allied forces that now stands at Gallipoli.

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British Dictionary definitions for gallipoli

Gallipoli

noun
  1. a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign in 1915
  2. a port in NW Turkey, at the entrance to the Sea of Marmara: historically important for its strategic position. Pop: 22 000 (latest est)
Turkish name: Gelibolu
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