The Gallipoli peninsula (English pronunciation: /ɡəˈlɪpɵli/; Turkish: Gelibolu Yarımadası; Greek: Καλλίπολη) is in Turkish East Thrace, the European part of Turkey. To the west there is the Aegean Sea and to the east there are the Dardanelles straits.
History[change | change source]
The peninsula was part of the Byzantine Empire. The Ottoman Empire slowly conquered it from 13th century to the 15th century. By the 19th century, thirty thousand people lived in the city: Greeks, Turks, Armenians, Jews and Xoraxane Roma.
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References[change | change source]
- Crowley, Roger. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West. New York: Hyperion, 2005. p 31 ISBN 1-4013-0850-3.
- Crimea Archived 2006-02-22 at the Wayback Machine.
- Crimea, Victorian Web.
- Καλλίπολις, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, at Perseus project