JOHANNESBURG 

Turks living in Uganda commemorated the 105th anniversary Wednesday of Martyrs’ Day and the Canakkale Battles, one of Turkey’s greatest victories during World War I.   

“We owe our nation, independence and freedom to our martyrs,” Turkish Ambassador Kerem Alp told a gathering of about 50 Turkish nationals at an event held at the embassy in the capital Kampala.  

In his speech, Alp advised his fellow countrymen to learn and implement the teachings of their Turkish ancestors, including Yunus Emre, Corporal Halide, Mehmet the Conqueror and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.  

“We continue to believe in ourselves as a proud nation,”

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