Mesut Erşan

Keywords: War of Gallipoli, Law of War, International Law, Ottoman State

Abstract

The Gallipoli War occupies a special place in World War I. This war has been one of the bloodiest wars ever seen in history and has bequathed a long-lived socio-political impact to the future that is stil perceivable today. It has also been considered one of the most gallant wars of history. None of these characteristic attributed to the Gallipoli War, however, can conceal the fact that there has often been violations of the rules of international law during the war. In this research, the cases fort he systematic vilolations of international law as as against the terms of the Contracts of La Haye and Geneva duringabout eight month lasting battle, apart from individual vilolations, are analyzed.