Turkish leaders proudly remember 'forgotten' Ottoman WW1 victory

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addressing an audience during a seminar at the university in the Qatari capital, Doha, on April 28, 2016Turkey’s leaders on Friday celebrated the 100th anniversary of a rare victory by the Ottoman army in World War I against British-led forces in today’s Iraq, urging modern Turks not to forget the exploits of their Ottoman forefathers. The surrender by a British-led force at the garrison in Kut al-Amara (Kut in modern Iraq) is seen as the last Ottoman victory of the war, which ended in the defeat of the Empire and its German allies. “Turkey is changing.

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