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2018 Visit to Turkey for Anzac Day commemorations

Dame Patsy and Sir David travelled to Turkey to represent New Zealand at commemorative events associated with the Gallipoli campaign. Our thanks to New Zealand Defence for providing us with  images of some of the events that they attended.

In addition to speaking at the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove and at Chunuk Bair, Dame Patsy and Sir David were given a battlefield tour, visited cemeteries and memorials, and represented New Zealand at the Turkish International Service, the French National Service, the Commonwealth and Irish Service, the Turkish National Service, and the Australian National Service.

On leaving Gallipoli, the next stop was Ankara, where Dame Patsy met HE Mr Recep Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey and the Mr Ismail Kahraman, Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

Anzac Cove Speech Transcript

Chunuk Bair Speech Transcript

Image Gallery Day One and Two

Image Gallery Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair

Image Gallery Ankara Visit



an image of Dame Patsy at Shrapnel Valley Cemetery
an image of Dame Patsy and poppies at Gallipoli
an image of Their Excellencies at Anzac Cove

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