Yahya Çavuş Şehitliği

Gallipoli Peninsula

Yahya Çavuş Şehitliği remembers the Turkish officer who led the resistance to the Allied landing in the southern area of the peninsula and caused heavy casualties.

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Nearby Gallipoli Peninsula attractions

1. Cape Helles British Memorial

0.11 MILES

This British memorial is a commanding stone obelisk erected in honour of the 20,000-plus Britons and Australians who perished in this area and have no…

2. W Beach

0.17 MILES

Little-visited W Beach, 1.5km west of Seddülbahir, was one of the main British landing beaches. It's famous for the 'six VCs before breakfast', referring…

3. 'V' Beach Cemetery

0.39 MILES

Allied cemetery at the southern tip of the peninsula. 'V' Beach was a landing spot as part of the two-pronged initial Allied attack in 1915.

5. Skew Bridge Cemetery

1.45 MILES

Skew Bridge Cemetery is north of Seddülbahir. Take the left fork north of the village where the road divides.

6. French War Memorial & Cemetery

1.82 MILES

The rarely visited French cemetery is extremely moving, with rows of metal crosses and five white-concrete ossuaries each containing the bones of 3000…

8. Çanakkale Şehitleri Anıtı

2.03 MILES

This gigantic stone structure, also known as the Abide (Monument), was built to commemorate Turkish soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli.