Thousands of people marched on Jan. 7 in the eastern province of Kars to commemorate the tens of thousands of Ottoman soldiers killed in the Sarıkamış operation during the First World War, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey commemorates fallen soldiers in First World War’s Sarıkamış campaign with snow sculptures
The identity of a 19th-century Russian military officer who was found inside an unearthed coffin in the eastern province of Ardahan last month has been revealed, daily Habertürk reported on May 21.
The soldier was identified as Lt. Col. Karl Karlovich Rjepetsky, who was a member of the 78th Navaginsky regiment of the 20th infantry division of the 1st Caucasian Army Corps.
A museum director in the eastern province of Kars has said the Russian soldier whose skeleton was found inside an unearthed coffin in the neighboring Ardahan province was a captain, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Kars Museum Director Necmettin Alp said the captain had probably served during the Russian invasion of Kars and Ardahan following the 1877-1878 Ottoman-Russian War.