Dardanelles Wars on Australian Press
Ali Sarıkoyuncu, Esra Sarıkoyuncu Değerli
Keywords: Dardanelles, Anzac, Australia, Turkey, England
World press was closely interested, beginning from the first days of the Dardanelles Wars and made an effort to convey the course of events simultaneously to their public. Australia, who had sided with England during the war, was one of these countries. The Allies, upon the defeat in the Dardanelles on 18 March 1915, had understood that the sea way was impossible to be opened by naval attack and an army landing was also required. To fulfill the requirement, Anzac Corps consisting of Australian and New Zealander soldiers was landed on Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915. Australian soldiers took place in the battles in Gallipoli and Arıburnu until 9 January 1916. Therefore, Dardanelles War is of great importance for the Australian public. In our study, by the help of National Library of Australia, writings about the Dardanelles War on Australian press will be analyzed.