23 May – From the Depths to the Trenches: Canakkale 1915
Is Bankasi Museum hosts an exhibition for the remembrance of the Battle of Canakkale, on its 100th anniversary. The Battle was a pivotal moment in the history of Anatolia, determining the end of the Ottoman Empire and the birth of the Turkish Republic. For Turks, the battle is a defining symbol of Turkish nationalism and defiance against foreign powers, granting the military great might and respect in the country for many decades afterwards. In this exhibition, various objects and artefacts from the campaign will be on display, including trench gear, artillery pieces, photographs and military documents. The items will be on display until 15 August.