The Foundation of Turkish Martyrdoms Construction, which has made substantial contributions to the formation of the historical memory of Turkish society with its founding purpose and services until the present, was established as a community in 1926 and became a Foundation in 1969. One year after its establishment, The Foundation of Turkish Martyrdoms Construction, which gained the status of a “foundation that services the general benefits” by the state council’s decision, became the first foundation to create public opinion about approving and announcing the “Memorial Day for Martyrs” in Türkiye. The Foundation of Turkish Martyrdoms Construction which has provided several services in recent years, especially the construction of the Monument of Martyrs, martyrdoms of Anadolu Hamidiye, Rumeli Mecidiye, and Nara Barbaros, continues its existence both materially and emotionally on these grounds.
The Turkish nation has gone through political, social, and economical problems and changes, nevertheless, it has achieved to maintain its existence until today. Especially at the beginning of the 20th century, the Ottoman Empire became its ultimate condition with the increment of its territorial losses. The base of resistance of the Ottoman Empire, which lost its grounds in Africa, Europe, The Middle East, and the Caucasus, and then that of the Turkish Nation was laid in Çanakkale. The Turkish Army, which presented the honor as Çanakkale Victory to the Turkish Nation, didn’t stop after 1918 and gave the Turkish Nation its independence by starting The War of Independence all out. The base of the Republic of Türkiye was laid in Çanakkale thanks to the struggles of the idealist people, especially Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
The biggest problem with the Battles of Çanakkale, which gains a seat in our national memory, is that although hundred years went on, our scientific studies remained deficient. Various studies and projects have been carried out during the process that has come up to today, and Çanakkale has been tried to keep fresh in the memory of the Turkish Nation. At the same time, Çanakkale has been used as a tool for exploitation, and unfortunately, this exploitation continues. The requirement of Çanakkale for an institute, which works as a research center that unearths all its values, especially about the Battles of Çanakkale, lays claim to it and makes it a brand from a historical and cultural point of view, has been realized from both academic and civil community recently.
The Institute of the Battles of Çanakkale (Institute of Gallipoli Campaign) will serve in the educational field with the settlement consisting of academics and researchers who specialize in this field to add new and quick dimensions to the studies of the Battles of Çanakkale (Gallipoli Campaign) and will serve to search and introduce the Battles of Çanakkale (Gallipoli Campaign) which is the milestone for both world and Türkiye in terms of military and political history.