Our first stop on the Anzac Cove Loop is this monument near Arıburnu Cemetery. The words are from a message sent in 1934 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, President of Turkey, to an official Australian, New Zealand, and British party visiting Anzac Cove. The the Turks, these words represent a "call to the nations of the world to join together in peace."
From the Anzac website ( http://www.anzacsite.gov.au): "Australian visitors, not surprisingly, spend most of their time at Gallipoli at the cemeteries and memorials of Anzac. However, a day or two given to visiting some of the Turkish monuments and memorials in the area will provide an insight into the Turkish perspective on an event which has played such a major role in Australia’s understanding of itself. At these sites are powerful stories of courage, determination and sacrifice. Such places are a reminder that these qualities were not only to be found on the Allied side of the lines but were, and remain, a common inheritance of all peoples who have been involved in the tragedy of war. This bond between the ordinary soldiers and sailors who fought at Gallipoli was well expressed by the President of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk: 'There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours...'."