Turkey speaks of “forgery of history” and characterizes the testimonies of Australians who fought at Gallipoli as” lies.” Australians reacted strongly to these allegations.
The parliament of New South Wales is in a head-on collision with the Turkish government after its decision to recognize the genocide of Greeks, Armenians and Assyrians by the Ottoman Empire.
The Turkish government with the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu threatened the Australian politicians who distort history “that they are not allowed to attend events for the one hundredth anniversary of Gallipoli which will be held in 2015.”
In Gallipoli, a hundred years ago, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders were massacred by the forces of Ataturk when they attempted to disembark in the Dardanelles as part of the allied forces. Major events at Gallipoli with the participation of tens of thousands of Australians are scheduled to take place in 2015.
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