Erdogan: Kut al-Amara is an epic written by our people

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the victory in the Battle of Kut al-Amara was an “unparalleled epic” written by the people of his country.

On April 29 of each year, the Turkish people celebrate the commemoration of the Battle of Kut al-Amara, which took place during the First World War, between the Ottoman and British forces.

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“The victory of Kut al-Amara is an unparalleled epic written by our people,” Erdogan said in posts on his social media accounts.

He added, “I remember with mercy our heroic martyrs on the 105th anniversary of the victory of Kut al-Amara.”

The Battle of Kut al-Amara is the second largest victory for the Ottoman forces in that war, after the Battle of “Junak Qala” in 1915.

The siege of Kut ended with the complete surrender of the British army, numbering 13,000.