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The Korean War Veterans Monument in Ankara, Turkey.

The memorial in Ankara - called “The Garden of Korea” (Kore Bahcesi in Turkish) - occupies about two acres in the center of the city. The monument in this “Garden” is a four-story edifice of yellowish stone, a gift of the Korean Government to the people of the Turkish Republic. Its oriental style is dignified and solemn-looking, perfect for a monument to the war fought in Korea.

The sarcophagus on the monument’s first floor represents the grave of a Turkish soldier fallen in Korea. We must remind ourselves that Muslim tradition requires burial soon after death, and that the Turkish GIs (Memetciks as Turks call them) lie in the UN Cemetery in Pusan, South Korea.


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