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Memorial Corporal Seyit

Corporal Seyit (Seyit the Great) was enlisted in the army in April 1909 and served as an artilleryman at the Gallipoli Campaign. Corporal Seyit represents all of the soldiers in person who defended the Straits of the Dardanelles. Corporal Seyit in person carried three artillery shells one by one on his back weighing 140, 190 and 215 kilograms to load the gun at the fort. With this he became a symbol for a nation's faith, resistance and determination.

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  • Text: Lennard Bolijn
  • Photos: Lennard Bolijn