Thursday, April 30, 2015

Anzac Centenary: Proud Turkish and Australian citizen to honour both nations dead at Gallipoli

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A proud citizen of Australia and of Turkey, Ismail Haskara will be honouring the dead and injured of both sides at this year’s 100th commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign.
The 52-year-old Maitland businessman knows only too well the cost of World War I.
“Of 36 fine young men from our immediate and extended family who went to fight, only one came home,” Mr Haskara said.
“One of them died at Gallipoli.”
Mr Haskara visited the battlefields there himself two years ago, which he said was an extremely emotional experience.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 24, 2015.