As a result of the changes in the social, cultural, economic, military, technology and scientific fields in Europe, the world has begun to enter a new order. As the power and interest conflicts brought about by the change process were preparing to leave the world on the eve of a great war, The Ottoman Empire began to experience the pain of being late for change. In the 20th century, because of the increase in the Ottoman Empire’s territorial losses, the weakening of the central authority, and the socio-economic problems developed due to these, the First World War finally broke out in 1914.
The Dardanelles Front, which was opened with the inclusion of the Ottoman Empire in the First World War, has an important place in history. The Dardanelles Front opened by the Entente Powers to seize the Bosporus and the Dardanelles, to send aid to Russia, and to put the Ottoman Empire out of the war, resulted in the defeat of the Entente Powers. This area, in which the Ottoman Empire fought a life-or-death struggle, was defended with heart and soul from the commander to the officer and to the soldier until the closure of the front, and ultimately a victory that formed the foundations of the Turkish Republic was achieved.
Although more than a century has passed, the interest in the Battles of Dardanelles has continued to increase, and the tours organized every year to the Gallipoli Peninsula and the visits made by various countries have shown that the Battles of Dardanelles will not be forgotten. In addition, the historiography of the Battles of Dardanelles started to be created during the war, and with the opening of archive resources, researchers started to create original works about the Battles of Dardanelles. In this context, the The Battles of Dardanelles digital platform affiliated with the Dardanelles Wars Institute, which was established within the Turkish Martyrdoms Reconstruction Foundation, was put into operation in order to bring the The Battles of Dardanelles to the value it deserves and to deliver accurate information to all ages and segments.
The Dardanelles War digital platform, to which many researchers and academics contributed, not only provides a large literature on the Battles of Dardanelles; It strives to bring you, our valuable readers, information that has not come to light, with photographs, news, cultural heritage, reports, war memories, letters, poems, translations, articles, columns and many more about the wars.
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