A ceremony is under way in Western Turkey, remembering the 102nd anniversary of the infamous battle of Gallipoli.
The 1915 battle, which took place in the Canakkale province's Gallipoli (Gelibolu in Turkish) district marked a turnaround in favour of the Turks against the Allied forces during World War I.
The events leading up to the momentous battle started in February 1915, when Britain and France decided to launch the Gallipoli Campaign to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the war as quickly as possible by reaching and capturing its capital, Istanbul.
They started their attack on March 18 -- the day which is commemorated today as the Canakkale Naval Victory Day -- but the waters were filled with a network of mines laid by Ottoman vessels.
On April 25, Allied soldiers landed on the shores of the Gallipoli peninsula. The troops were there as part of a plan to open the Dardanelles Strait on Turkey's Aegean coast to Allied troops.
Tens of thousands of soldiers from both sides died in the campaign.
Many of those killed on the Allied forces side came from Australia and New Zealand. They were known as ANZACs.
Nowadays, hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders make a pilgrimage to the site every year for a military dawn service.