Turkish Officials to visit province for Monument unveiling

Posted: September 28, 2023 8:47 am
By Kyle Brookings


Today, Premier Andrew Furey will be joined by Ahmet Yildiz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from Türkiye, and St. John’s Mayor Danny Breen will unveil a monument to honour the Martyrs of Gallipoli at a special ceremony in St. John’s.

The unveiling will take place at the Trail of the Caribou Memorial Park on The Boulevard at 6:00 p.m.

Minister of Environment and Climate Change and MHA for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville Bernard Davis will serve as emcee.

Also present will be Lieutenant Governor Judy Foote, Esra Demir, Ambassador of the Republic of Tűrkiye to Canada; Ilhami Aktaş, Governor of Çanakkale, Tűrkiye; İsmail Kaşdemir, President, Gallipoli Historic Site; and members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

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