10,000 commemorate Anzac Day in Turkey
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Around 10,000 Australians and New Zealanders gathered at the Anzac Cove, on the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, late Friday night to honor the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who died on the frontlines during the First World War. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key, Prince Harry and Prince Charles, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Irish President Michael Higgins were among the dignitaries to attend the ceremony. Approximately 58,000 allied troops, with 11,000 Australians and New Zealanders, were killed in the bloody eight-month attempt to capture the Dardanelles. Approximately 87,000 Ottoman Turkish troops also passed away defending the narrow peninsula. At least 300,000 people from both sides were seriously wounded.