Turkey remembers fallen WWI soldiers with massive march

Event marks 104th anniversary of Battle of Sarikamis, which saw 90,000 Turkish soldiers freeze to death

Turkey remembers fallen WWI soldiers with massive march

Thousands of people gathered together on Sunday to march in eastern Turkey to commemorate the martyrs of the World War I Battle of Sarikamis.

The march will start off from Kizilcubuk, in the province of Kars, where the 1914 battle against Russia’s Caucasus Army began.

People walked two kilometers to reach the starting point of the march with Turkish flags and banners reading “Turkey Marches with Martyrs”.

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu and Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank are also joining the march.

The march marks the 104th anniversary of the battle, which claimed the lives of nearly 90,000 Ottoman Turkish soldiers due to bitter cold.

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