Turkish plan to find missing soldiers of Gallipoli


The geophysical engineering department at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University’s (COMU) faculty of engineering, the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs and the Gallipoli Historical National Park Directorate are attempting to find the last resting places of soldiers killed at Gallipoli in 1915.

Worldbulletin.net reports that the trio are attempting to find 18 out of the 28 burial sites depicted on a 1916 map compiled by the Turkish military.

Researchers intend to use ground-penetrating radar and magnetic measurements to discover the sites.

Nearly 1 million soldiers fought at Gallipoli. The allies recorded 55,000 killed in battle with 10,000 missing and 21,000 falling victim to disease. Turkish casualties were estimated at around 250,000.

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