A short view of Gallipoli history




Gallipolis... It is coming from ancient Greek language. Kalli means beautiful in the language. Polis means city. Combination of both words creates name of the city "beautiful city". Gallipoli take an important place for history.  Lydian, Spartan, Roman and Byzantian lived the city. Port and commercial possibilities of Gallipoli made the city significant part of the history. Also, for Turks, Gallipoli was a first passage point from Anatolia to Europe when Ottoman Empire decided to conquer the east of the Europe. Furthermore, The Gallipoli Campaign was important for Turks to defend their nations at World War I. There information sign that Gallipoli is strategic position for many states throughout history.



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