Anzac Day Lecture

The executives of AUF have participated in quite a unique program to celebrate the 99th Anzac Day. “Gallipoli; A Turkish Perspective” has been organised by Bayram Turkish Cultural Association together with Macquarie University and Community Relations Commission NSW on 24th April in Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

There are two sides to every story of conflict. So it was at Gallipoli. Harvey Broadbent has been researching and translating the Turkish Gallipoli documents for several years. On the eve of the Anzac Day he was joined by Turkish Military Historian Mesut Uyar to present the other side of the Gallipoli Story.

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello who has made the opening speech and NSW Governor Marie Bashir were among the crowd witnessing the historical documents from a century back.

Mehmet Saral, director of AUF has also made a very touching recollection of letters from Turkish soldiers who had fought in Gallipoli.

The event attracted more than 300 members of the society.