Turkey remembers fallen WWI soldiers
KARS- Anadolu Agency
Thousands of people gathered together on Jan. 6 to march in eastern Turkey to commemorate the martyrs of the World War I Battle of Sarıkamış.
The march will start off from Kızılçubuk, in the province of Kars, where the 1914 battle against Russia’s Caucasus Army began.
People walked two kilometers to reach the starting point of the march with Turkish flags and banners reading “Turkey Marches with Martyrs”.
Turkey's Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu and Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank are also joining the march.
The march marks the 104th anniversary of the battle, which claimed the lives of nearly 90,000 Ottoman Turkish soldiers due to bitter cold.