Sargı Yeri Cemetery

Gallipoli Peninsula

The Turkish Sargı Yeri Cemetery features an enormous statue of 'Mehmet', the archetypal Turkish soldier. Follow the signs from the main intersection in Alçıtepe; the cemetery is approximately 1.5km away.

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