Senegalese Heroes of Gallipoli

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Dakar Yunus Emre Institute organized a panel titled "The Participation of Senegalese Snipers in the Battle of Gallipoli and their Role in the War". The story of the Senagalese snipers who realized that they were fighting against the Muslims and so changing 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 Dakar 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 of Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) participated as panelists. The panel organized at UCAD conference hall. The panel, which opening speech has been given by UCAD Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dean Prof. Dr. Alioune Badar Kandji, was showed great interest by both university students and the Turkish community in Senegal.

The Senegalese snipers who were brought to Çanakkale from Senegal to fight in the ranks of France in the Battle of Gallipoli, 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 snipers defected to Turkish side during the war, they were buried in the French cemetery by France with the message "They fought for France". Many Senegalese journalists closely followed the panel, which was attended by approximately 800 people.

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