I am not into war memorials and was not looking forward to this part of our tour but was very moved and found the park educational. It was a dramatic experience as the clouds darkened, and the rains fell while we visited some of the memorials. I thought it a huge tribute and very generous act that this Muslim country would allow such a huge Christian monument to be erected for the ANZAC troops. We visited shortly after ANZAC Day and were touched by the many roses and snacks left. We then visited the Turkish Memorial in the rain and the statue there of the survivor and his granddaughter needed no translation. By the time we saw the Ataturk Memorial we were in a muddy thunderstorm. Our guide showed us Anzac Cove and where the Allied Forces attempted to attack via steep cliff walls farther along the shoreline. We visited on our own Memorial Day so it was an emotional reminder that there are no real winners in war.
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