The Role of Senegalese Sharpshooters in the Battle of Gallipoli

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Yunus Emre Institute in Dakar organized a panel titled "The Participation of Senegalese Sharpshooters in the Battle of Gallipoli and their Role in the War". The story of the Senagalese Sharpshooters who realized that they were fighting against the Muslims and so changed their ranks  was discussed at the panel.

At the panel on "The Participation of Senegalese Snipers in the Battle of Gallipoli and their Role in the War" organized by Yunus Emre Institute in on March 24, 2021, Ambassador of Turkey in Dakar Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kavas, Military Attaché of Turkey in Dakar Embassy Levent Sabahattin Güldağı and Prof. Dr. Mor Ndao participated as panelists. The panel organized by UCAD Faculty of Letters and Humanities Dean Prof. Dr. Alioune Badar Kandji was showed great interest by both university students and the Turkish community in Senegal.

The Senegalese sharpshooters who were brought to Çanakkale from Senegal to fight in the ranks of France in the Battle of Gallipoli and then realized that they were fighting against the Muslims during the war and so changed their sides and the effects of this situation on the course of the war were discussed in detail within the scope of the panel. It was also emphasized that although Senegalese sharpshooters defected to Turkish side during the war, they were buried in the French cemetery with the message "They fought for France" by France. Many Senegalese journalists closely followed the panel, which was attended by approximately 800 people.

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